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Selling A Home That Used To Be A Cannabis Grow-Op

Cannabis grow-op

The proliferation in recent years of residential homes being used as a cannabis grow-op has created confusion and uncertainty for buyers, sellers and real estate agents as to how far the obligations of a seller extend regarding information about a home’s history. In the recent Court of Appeal Decision of Beatty v. Wei, 2018 ONCA 479, the Court offered clarity in response to the question: What is the effect of an illegal substances clause in a standard form Ontario Real Estate Association/Toronto Real Estate Board Agreement of Purchase and Sale (“APS”)? The “Illegal Substance Clause” is a commonly included clause in such...

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Five Things To Know Before Renting Your Condo Out As A Short-Term Rental

Five Things To Know Before Renting Your Condo Out As A Short Term Rental

Since the rise in popularity and use of Airbnb and other similar sites, the opportunity to make some extra cash by listing property on these websites seems to be gaining appeal. In urban centres short-term rentals have become a sizeable industry. This has meant that municipalities, and condominium communities alike have all had to grapple with how to respond to this growing sector of the new home-sharing platform. In this blog we address some important things you should take into account as you consider listing your home for short-term rental.   1) Are There Any Municipal Rules Restricting Short Term Rentals In...

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Condo Dwellers Get A Lift From New Elevator Regulations

Ontario Elevator Regulations Condominiums

With more Ontario residents making the move to vertical condominium communities the Ontario government has turned their attention to that pesky problem of elevators down for service. There are approximately 20,000 elevators already operational in buildings throughout the province, and about 1550 of them are more than 50 years old with another 10,000 over 25 years old. The legislation is not only a positive step towards recognizing the essential service that elevators provide to condominium residents and particularly, elderly residents, those with disabilities and those living on the highest floors of increasingly taller condominium buildings, but the first jurisdiction to...

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7 Things You Should Know Before Requesting Records From Your Condo

Condominium Records Blog

With the new amendments to the Condominium Act, there will be new rules and guidelines on how condominium corporations and unit owners will deal with records requests. There has been recognition on the regulatory level that unit owners requests for records has been a pesky problem causing grief for condominium corporations and unit owners alike, neither of whom are particularly clear on what their rights and obligations are when a unit owner is seeking records. This is in part due to the fact that the Condominium Act originally enacted in 1998, was relatively untouched until the government recognized the need for clarity and...

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