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New Year, New Laws - Get Ready!

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

HNY!  As if it’s not enough to be staring down those ridiculously ambitious New Year’s resolutions that you made in a hungover/blo...

Home Sweet Work? Live-Work Spaces

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

As real estate prices continue to soar in many parts of Canada, alternative workplace arrangements are becoming more common. One type of alternativ...

Time Waits for No Landlord: Part 2

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017

When we last left the topic of the delivery of year-end reconciliations, a caution was issued to landlords and tenants whose leases specify a deadl...

Clearing-up WSIB Clearance Certificates

Monday, Nov 20, 2017

Landlords often require that tenants deliver WSIB clearance certificates from contractors engaged in the improvement of the tenant’s premises...


Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Most agreements will address whether there is an obligation to pay HST or GST in addition to amounts specified in the agreement. But what if an agr...

The Long Awaited Repeal of Ontario's Bulk Sales Act

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017

On March 22, 2017, the Burden Reduction Act (the “Act”) received Royal Assent in the Ontario legislature. The Act is part of the Ontari...

Letters of Credit (Part III) Controlling a Landlord's Right to Draw on the Letter

Friday, May 26, 2017

In an earlier News ReLease, titled “Security Deposit Insecurity,” we discussed the benefits to commercial landlords of letters of credi...

Clearing the Smoke Around Cannabis Dispensaries

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017

With hundreds of cannabis (marijuana) retailers already operating across the country and Canada’s legal pot industry valued in the billions, ...

Forfeited Corporate Property Act: Do You Have a Real Estate Register?

Monday, Mar 06, 2017

The Forfeited Corporate Property Act (FCPA) came into force on December 10, 2016. Its enactment entails a shift in the process for dealing with the...

Time Waits for no Landlord

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Under a typical net commercial lease, a landlord charges its tenant certain sums of additional rent based on estimates of the actual amounts, with ...

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