Chattels Defined

Recently, a buyer was concerned about an upcoming closing and was somewhat worried that the vendor was planning to take the garden shed with him. The buyer wanted to know …

Perimeter Fencing ~ Who Owns it?

That’s a good question and it’s not easy to figure out. Well, it starts out easy, but then fences fall down, get repaired or replaced and people move. So, eventually …

Line Fences Act: Very Limited Uses

Disputes between adjoining property owners would frequently arise and would be dealt with under the Line Fences Act. The Act deals with fencing, just fencing and who will pay. It …

Construction Liens

If you are planning on any renovations or you are building a new home, then you need to know about the Construction Act. First, there is a lien which can be …

Accept whatever Deficiencies Show Up

Question: I am trying to strike a balance between “good working order no matter what” and keeping a buyer honest who learns about a deficiency during an inspection, keeps quiet …

The “Dock” Dispute

Neighbours of waterfront properties on Lake Simcoe  fought for years over a dock. Finally, the Ontario Court of Appeal ordered the removal of a dock, punitive damages of $100,000, and …

Seller Switches Out the Dishwasher

The Seller just recently bought a brand new upgraded dishwasher. It was there in the photographs when the pictures were taken for MLS. The Seller removes the new dishwasher and …

Water Softener No Contract

Question: My client, the Owner just found out the Tenant has permitted a water softener to be installed upon the premises and has agreed to make the necessary arrangements to …