Getting your commission when signing electronically

Everyone thought that electronic signatures would make it easier to prove a claim for commission. A recent case will make you want to ensure you are not caught on the wrong side of things. 

Patent vs latent defects: What must be disclosed?

Real estate lawyer Mark Weisleder outlines the difference between patent and latent defects, and what needs to be disclosed by the seller when selling a property.

Changes to Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act

In this video, Toronto real estate lawyer Mark Weisleder outlines changes in Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act, including expanded rent controls and more.

Keeping deals alive in tougher times

Almost every day I receive calls from buyers who are having a tough time closing their real estate deals. Here are some things to remember as you try to save the deal.

Your buyer can’t sell their existing home. Now what?

If the buyer cannot close, they will likely forfeit their deposit and be subject to a lawsuit from the seller, for the difference in the sale price if the seller now sells the property for a lower price than the buyer agreed to pay.

Ontario’s non-resident speculation tax: What you need to know

Ontario recently announced the 15 per cent Non-Resident Speculation Tax and there are already more questions than answers. In this short video, lawyer Mark Weisleder tells you what you need to know about the new tax.

Bidding war buyer’s remorse

A major issue arising in bidding wars is when a buyer regrets their purchase decision almost immediately afterwards. Here are five lessons to learn about the consequences of a buyer's remorse in these situations.

Things to remember when reviewing a condominium status certificate

Here are some items I look at and questions I ask when reviewing a status certificate in advance to give the buyers comfort before making their purchase decision.

Could your brokerage survive a FINTRAC audit?

Large fines have been levied against brokerage firms that have not been in compliance at the time of the audit. Here are some questions to ask to see if you are ready in case the FINTRAC auditors come calling.

Deadlines matter in real estate agreements

Time deadlines in real estate deals have never been more important than today. I experienced two deals just before the holidays that confirmed what happens or can happen when you miss a deadline.