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In Tsui v. Zhuoqi, Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice addressed two complex issues. First, what duties do sellers owe purchasers when damage to a property may be substantial and second, what constitutes substantial damage to property?
When entering into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) for a property, buyers and sellers must remain cognizant of the precise language used and conditions they need to follow for an offer to be binding.
Shared driveways are a common feature of many residential properties and it can often be hard to define exactly where one person’s property ends and another’s begins.
This case addresses the interesting issue of whether the words “signed, sealed and delivered”, which appears on the standard form OREA Agreement to Purchase and Sale, meets the “sealed contract” rule in law.
So what happens when a buyer purchases a property under the mistaken belief that it measures 2,000-2,500 square feet, and later finds out, before closing, that is it actually only 1,450 square feet?
In Madison Homes v. Yiman Shi, 2020 ONSC 7810, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently considered what a seller must do to show that he/she did all they could to minimize their losses arising from the failed real estate transaction.
If you have ever considered how the law deals with tenants in common who are parties to a co-ownership agreement, during a partition and sale of a property, look no further.
What recourse do you have when your commercial neighbour decides to unilaterally remove parking that you both share?
One of the most significant pieces of law affecting Realtors in Ontario received Royal Assent in March: the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (TRESA), repealing and replacing the Real Estate Business and Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA).
In Kazakevich v. Sychev, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice affirmed when an Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) will be kept alive, preventing a buyer’s release from their contractual obligations.