Hodgkinson v. Simms (1994)

The case of Hodgkinson v. Simms (1994) in the Supreme Court of Canada is the landmark case on this subject of Fiduciary Duties and Obligations in Canada.  The facts are …

Execution of the Spousal Consent

Agreements of Purchase and Sale in Ontario contemplate the need for the execution of the Spousal Consent. Most married couples will own their matrimonial home in joint tenancy. In such …

Disclosure Dilemma of Listing Agents

There are two separate and distinct laws that apply to disclosure when it comes to real estate transactions. There is one law for sellers and another for their “agents”. Seller’s …

OREA FORM 127 ~ Acknowledgement

There is a recent new Form which has been published by OREA, (the Ontario Real Estate Association). It is Form 127, described as an:  “Acknowledgement Re: Condition(s) in Offer” In …