Subordination clauses: Get your priorities straight

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The subordination clause is very important to lenders because it states that any leases signed by the landlord will always be lower in priority to any existing or future mortgages on the property.

Exclusive use clauses: A classic real estate newbie mistake

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In our haste to get the deal done, we didn’t care about the language we used in our exclusive use provisions. The agent believed that we had an understanding that the clause was to be narrowly interpreted.

Master anything by doing one thing: Learning

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Learning is what all of the greats – Charles Darwin, Mozart, Henry Ford – did in order to succeed. They all intimately understood that they would not succeed if they did not learn. It’s a simple, obvious fact, yet few do it.

The dangers of the insurance clause

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The most hated of lease clauses – the insurance clause – is not only frequently ignored, but is also poorly understood by almost everyone in the real estate industry. And that includes real estate lawyers.

Beware the gross revenue report clause

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The Gross Revenue Reports clause alleviates the landlord’s concern that the tenant is “cooking the books” so as to avoid paying percentage rent. Without this clause, unethical tenants would be free to under-report gross revenue.

Avoiding lawsuits in lease deals

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You can’t afford to not know the legal dangers lurking to destroy your deal, client and reputation. The solution? Educate yourself and read on to learn about one of the most common mistakes arising out of lease deals.
RECO warns public about former broker

Court rulings define “Additional Rent” in leases

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Reading both the Superior Court and Ontario Court of Appeal’s decisions that ended the hotly disputed question of Additional Rent would be of great value for any leasing agent. Here’s a summary.

Beware the Continuous Operations leasing clause

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Canadian courts are unclear as to whether or not they’ll enforce a Continuous Operation clause. Some judges have and others haven’t. So, don’t leave it up to chance to determine the fate of your client’s livelihood. You might find yourself in a lawsuit.
RECO warns public about former broker

Think like a lawyer, act like a leasing guru

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Since a lawyer may not be readily available, it’s best to arm yourself with knowledge and think like a lawyer. Thinking like a lawyer is easy – be paranoid and always think of the worst-case scenario!