Beware of the January Thaw!

Potholes, the trademark of the January thaw are not your biggest problem. This is the time when water is going to get into the basement. There are a few factors …

OREA FORM 127 ~ Acknowledgement

There is a recent new Form which has been published by OREA, (the Ontario Real Estate Association). It is Form 127, described as an:  “Acknowledgement Re: Condition(s) in Offer” In …

Agent Steals Jewellery from House

We just looked at a situation where an agent gained unauthorized access to a house. That was technically breaking and entering. However, in that case, the overzealous agent just wanted …

Can You Switch out the Appliances?

Question The Agreement of Purchase and Sale, stated:  “All existing appliances including…” and then enumerated the various appliances. The sellers have changed out the stainless steel dishwasher for an older …

Holdback On Closing?

Question: I bought a condo and a day before the closing, I found out that the washing machine is not working. Can I request my lawyer to holdback funds, like …