Copyright in Canada

A person who creates something is entitled to a “copyright” in that creation. That means they own it, and no one else can “copy” it without their permission. Usually, the …

Conduct Unbecoming

Question: If a realtor is spreading unkind or derogatory remarks about a-non realtor in her community is she subject to any recourse through RECO? I believe we are not to …

Kitec and the Seller

Kitec Replacement and Condominium Special Assessment Question: Buyer buys a condo on a building with Kitec, firm offer with no inspection or status review although they were provided with the …

Removal and Restoration Clause

This particular clause in a lease can be quite problematic. Ordinarily, you’d think that the Landlord would want to keep all those valuable improvements that were made by the Tenant. …

Real Estate Futures

Betting on the real estate market is as easy as picking up brochures in the model home. Let’s assume that you believe that the real estate market is going up. …

Anglo-Saxon Treasure Trove

In July 2009, in England, there was a discovery of a substantial number of artifacts from the Anglo-Saxons. They could be dated to the 7th and 8th centuries.  The discovery took place …

Maybe You Can’t Trust the Contractor

The difficulty these days is that contractors have fallen upon hard times. This does not necessarily bode well for the homeowner. Consider the case of Mrs. Smith and TwinPac Swimming …