The Real Estate Mediator

You may wonder what this has to do with real estate? However, unresolved disputes really represent the quickest way to eliminate any equity that has accumulated in real estate acquisitions …

Swimming Pool Liability

A Court imposed liability upon a swimming pool installer for improper advice. A mother who was the owner of an above ground pool acquired a slide from a private individual. …

Apologies from Real Estate Agents

The Province of Ontario has legislation known as the “Apology Act“. When an injury occurs, the lawyers and insurance companies rush to the scene. The first thing they say to …

Putting the Brakes on a Power of Sale

Let’s assume that a mortgagee has instituted power of sale proceedings, what, if anything, can the mortgagee do to delay or prevent the sale? In the interim period, the owner …

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 …