Land Transfer Taxes in Ontario

In Ontario, there is a land transfer tax which is imposed when transfers of land take place. A key concept is the actual transfer of land. So, the registration of …

Mortgage Fraud and Oklahoma Offers

     What is an Oklahoma Offer! Actually, it’s a simple form of real estate fraud. There are variations depending upon how many parties are involved and who is the intended …

Good Title Clause

Assuming that you wish to bargain for “good title with the regular noted exceptions”, and move away from the obligation to accept “title insurance”, then here’s a clause for your …

Bargain for “Good Title”

Most common law jurisdictions bargain for “good title”, subject to some exceptions. In Ontario, the standard Form OREA Agreement of Purchase and Sale goes one step further. It lowers the …

Locating the Bad Areas

This will be an area where the buildings are old and in disrepair. Generally, you don’t want to live there. Poor quality buildings, neglected and not well-maintained line the streets. …

Rogue Home Inspectors

   Most Home Inspectors are quite legitimate. They are professionals who take their business seriously and conduct their business affairs in accordance with sound ethical practices. Then, there are the …

Detached or Semi-detached?

        By Brian Madigan LL.B. This is an interesting question. The property quite clearly had been the west side of a semi-detached pair of buildings. So, what happens now that …