Ministry of the Environment

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE), now the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks may issue an Order under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) that calls for certain work …

Beware of Environmental Liability

Recently a restaurant proprietor wanted to determine his liability for payment of a tax bill to the City. Two previous tenants had operated restaurants out of the premises. So, here’s …

Real Estate Contracts: Right of Assignment

The peculiar aspect of executory contracts has a significant effect on the basic common law doctrine. Ordinarily, contracts are assignable by the buyer without the seller’s consent. However, that general …

Forget the Latte ~ Buy Real Estate

David Bach popularized the expression “your latte factor” in his book The Automatic Millionaire. His point was that anyone could find some extra money in their day to day living …

The Two Spring Markets

Just about everybody wants to know when the Spring real estate market begins. Actually, so do I. It’s different each year! If you were to examine the market from an …

Dual Agency: A Possible Resolution

There are certainly some problems with dual agency, the most critical of which is the inherent unresolvable conflict of interest. But, even if it cannot be resolved, perhaps a suitable …