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- Provincial Government Considering Private Lender Registry
The real estate market in Ontario, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area, seems to be ever-expanding, and with it, the demand for financing from purchasers. The private lending market, once a source for a small subset of Ontario mortgages, has also been growing. In 2017, it made up 8%, or approxi … Read more »
- Spousal Support Release Clauses: When Will They be Set Aside?
When a couple agrees to forego spousal support as part of a separation agreement, a court is generally reluctant to order a change. However, if a clause is deemed unfair in light of the circumstances, a court may step in to restore equity between the parties. This was the case in a recent decision o … Read more »
- Employer Not Bound to Provide Benefits to Part-Time Employee
The Ontario Superior Court recently overturned an arbitrator’s decision which said that the City of Toronto had erred by transferring a disabled employee from full-time to part-time status, affecting his benefits. The arbitrator held that the employer’s decision had resulted in a breach of the City’ … Read more »
- Dependant Relief Claim
When a person passes away without a will, or intestate, the distribution of the estate’s assets is determined by Part II of the Succession Law Reform Act (the “Act”). For example, a spouse will be first in line, followed by children, and so on. However, it is important to note that this part of the … Read more »
- What Constitutes a ‘Material Change’ to an Agreement of Purchase and Sale?
A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) was faced with determining whether a condominium corporation’s failure to begin construction on a parkette and entry gates by the closing date on a unit in the development constituted a ‘material change’ to the Agreement of Purchase and Sale (A … Read more »