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Fall 2016 law reform update

Posted in Legislation & Regulation

With the change of season, our focus switches from sunshine and leisure back to the serious business of law reform. There are plenty of different items presently open for consideration.  Here are the most noteworthy for condominium stakeholders. Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (Tarion) In November 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer… Continue Reading

Watch Out: Developers limiting their liability for building defects

Posted in Buying and Selling, Case Studies, Construction Deficiencies, Declaration, By-Laws & Rules

As the buying frenzy for new condos continues, a growing trend threatens to leave purchasers poorly protected against construction deficiencies.   Purchasers and their lawyers should pay attention. In recent years, some developers’ agreements of purchase and sale for new units began including limits on the developers’ warranties for those units.   But that wording would usually… Continue Reading