Information About Law of the Lands – Farm, Energy and Enviro Law
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- It’s time to part ways – breaking up co-ownership of property
AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE RURAL VOICE:In Ontario, the Partition Act allows a co-owner of property to apply to the Court to break up the co-ownership. If two or more parties own a piece of land, and one wants out, that co-owner is generally entitled either to an order dividing the property itse … Read more »
- Assessing farmland value for property taxation – estimates alone aren't enough
AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE RURAL VOICE:The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (“MPAC”) is tasked with assessing the value of land in Ontario for the purpose of municipal property taxation. The Assessment Act, the legislation that governs the process, provides that the assessment of land … Read more »
- CAFA – Farm Tax & Legal Update – Thursday, October 17, 2019 – Waterloo, ON
The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors will hold its Annual Farm Tax & Legal Update for 2019 at St. George’s Banquet Hall in Waterloo, Ontario on Thursday, October 17, 2019. For the agenda and registration information, visit:2019 Farm Tax & Legal Update.This year, I will be making a presentation … Read more »
- Not all Drainage Act appeals are decided on a without costs basis
AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE RURAL VOICE:Ontario’s Drainage Act provides mechanisms to municipalities and landowners to implement drainage solutions on a collective basis. On petition by landowners, a municipality may be compelled to construct a municipal drain; a municipality may develop a munic … Read more »
- Who will clean up when the tenant walks away?
AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE RURAL VOICE:When a residential tenant vacates a farmhouse, they may leave behind personal items; they may leave behind a mess. The landlord might succeed in requiring the former tenant to clean up, or the landlord himself or herself might have to clean up. When there … Read more »