SPIS and the Entire Agreement Clause

In 2007, the purchasers Adam and Olga Soboczynski bought a house in London, Ontario from Don and Louise Beauchamp. They had owned the house since 2001 and had not experienced …

Two Reasons for the Deposit

There are actually two basic reasons for a deposit in a real estate transaction: 1)     to constitute security for payment, and 2)     to establish a pre-estimate of the damages in …

Negligent Misrepresentations and the Law

In Ontario, there are two bodies of law which must be considered in respect to misrepresentations: contract and tort. Contract If the misrepresentation is serious enough, then the victim may …

Is an Agreement Valid without a Witness?

A problem frequently arises in real estate transactions when people say they witness signatures, but they don’t. In Ontario, there are only three legal documents which require witnesses: 1)     Domestic …