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Consent to Change of Use

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018

Lease use clauses are very important to both landlords and tenants, especially in the context of shopping centres and other retail properties. Land...

Measure Twice and Cut Once BOMA 2017 For Office - Be Careful!

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018

As most of our readers know, Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) has developed standards (BOMA Standrds) for measuring co...

Estoppel Certificates: Broad Shields and Legal Minefields

Monday, Feb 26, 2018

It is commonplace that commercial tenants are expected to deliver signed estoppel certificates in connection with any sale or financing transaction...

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...

PAY YOUR SALES TAXES!

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...

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