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Province Announces Major Changes To The Rules Governing Land Development
The Ontario Government announced on Thursday, May 2, 2019 that there will again be significant changes to the Planning Act and other development-related legislation through its "More Homes,
Canada
11 Jul 2019
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The CSAIR: Everything You Need To Know About BC's New Pre-Sale Assignment Registry
In 2018, the British Columbia provincial government (the "Government") published a white paper describing its proposed Land Ownership Transparency Act
Canada
11 Jul 2019
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Canada
11 Dec 2018
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How Far Is Too Far? Court Strikes Down The City Of Richmond's Attempt To Curtail The Cannabis Industry
The ACMPR sets out the licensing regime for medical marijuana production.
Canada
13 Sep 2018
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Anticipatory Repudiation in Real Estate Deals: Can You Terminate If the Other Party Will Breach of the Agreement of Purchase and Sale?
Agreements of purchase and sale ("APS") in real estate transactions typically state what happens when a party breaches its terms.
Canada
5 Jul 2018
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Who Owns Copyright In A Registered Plan Of Survey – A Brief Update
In May 2018 we reported on the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Keatley Surveying Ltd. which held that a land surveyor did not own the copyright in a plan of survey presented for registration or deposit in Ontario's land registry system.
Canada
25 Jun 2018
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No Strata Supermajority Needed To Hire Realtor, B.C. Supreme Court Confirms
The B.C. Supreme Court recently confirmed that a strata council only needs a simple majority of owners to authorize the council to hire a realtor to solicit offers for the sale of the strata building.
Canada
12 Jun 2018
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Who Owns The Copyright In A Registered Plan Of Survey?
The Court of Appeal further noted that land surveyors are under no obligation to register or deposit plans of survey on title.
Canada
22 May 2018
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Change Is Coming To Ontario's Construction Lien Act – What Do You Need To Know For 2018?
As detailed in past McMillan Bulletins from December 2017 and February 2018, on December 12, 2017, Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, received Royal Assent and became law in Ontario.
Canada
5 Mar 2018
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2018 BC Provincial Budget Takes Aim At Real Estate Market
On February 20, 2018, the current BC Government introduced its 2018 British Columbia Provincial Budget (the "Budget") which contained a number of measures targeting the local real estate market.
Canada
22 Feb 2018
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The Vacancy Tax: All You Need To Know About The City Of Vancouver's Empty Homes Tax
In 2016, the British Columbia provincial government, under Vacancy Tax Bylaw No. 11674, implemented an empty homes tax on certain properties located in the City of Vancouver.
Canada
10 Jan 2018
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The WELL Building Standard
There has been a growing awareness of the impact that the built environment has on occupants' health and wellbeing.
Canada
9 Jan 2018
13
Winter is coming – and so is Ontario's new Construction Act
On December 5, 2017, Bill 142 passed its legislative third reading, meaning Ontario's new Construction Act will become law with the Lieutenant Governor's signature. This act of signing, constituting Royal Assent, is expected early in the New Year.
Canada
19 Dec 2017
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Not As Unconscionable As Some Might Think: Court Of Appeal Orders Purchaser To Forfeit Deposit After Failing To Close Real Estate Deal
Vendors and purchasers in real estate transactions should not assume that, just because a deposit is high, a court will grant relief from forfeiture, even if the vendor suffers no actual damages as a result of the purchaser's failure to close the transaction.
Canada
12 Dec 2017
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Canada
10 Oct 2017
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Developer's Right to Deposit Trumps Condo Buyer in Trump Tower Residential Strata Dispute
On July 25, 2017, the BC Supreme Court (the "Court") released a decision addressing the extent of a developer's disclosure obligations to prospective purchasers under the Real Estate Development Marketing Act ("REDMA").
Canada
27 Sep 2017
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Further Changes To Ontario's Land Transfer Tax Regime: Trust And Partnership Transparency On The Chopping Block
When assessing land transfer tax under the Land Transfer Tax Act (Ontario), the Province of Ontario has long taken the position that partnerships and trusts are not to be characterized as "persons" for LTT purposes.
Canada
1 Aug 2017
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Enforcing an Offer to Lease – Essential Elements and No Fundamental Breach
In Northridge Property Management Inc. v. Champion Products Corp., 2017 ONCA 249, two issues relating to agreements to lease commercial premises were considered:
Canada
31 May 2017
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Rolling Liability for Continuous Breaches of Commercial Leases
Commercial leases often contain covenants of continuous performance; a breach of such a covenant is also continuous.
Canada
24 May 2017
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The Timely Exercise Of Lease Renewal Rights
The Landlord and the Tenant had many discussions about renewing the Lease beginning in July, 2014.
Canada
14 Feb 2017
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