The Role of a Business Broker

By Brian Madigan LL.B. A business broker is regulated in Ontario under the same legislation that applies to real estate agents, namely the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002. …

Counter Offer Form ~ Amendments

There is a standard form Counter Offer form which has been drawn up for use in Ontario. There are some small issues which should be addressed if you propose to …

Thinking of Living Common Law?

By Brian Madigan LL.B. Often, couples living common law will mistakenly believe that they have equal ownership of the family home. This is not the case. They will only have …

Confirmation of Acceptance is Troublesome

The current version of the standard form Agreement of Purchase and Sale by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) includes a “Confirmation of Acceptance. This statement appears below the signature …

Origins and Definition of Common Law

Often, people will ask “what is common law”. And, just as often someone will provide a simple definition, but somewhat different than the one you heard before. So, let’s have …