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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 ...

The ABCs of a Letter of Credit When Used to Secure Tenant Obligations Under a Commercial Lease

Friday, Jan 27, 2017

Landlords often require that their tenants provide some form of security to backstop their obligations under a commercial lease. While security dep...

Accessing Accessibility Under the Building Code

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

It is a given that during the life-cycle of a lease, commercial landlords and tenants can expect at least one of the parties to undertake some type...

Taking the Measurement of the New International Property Measurement

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016

In May 2013, an organization called the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition ("the Coalition") was formed by a group of professio...

Renovating Around Tenants

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016

When renovating or redeveloping a property, landlords must consider the covenant of quiet enjoyment in favour of their tenants. In the common law p...

Security Deposit Insecurity

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016

Landlords often require that tenants provide a deposit when entering into a lease. Sometimes it's a security deposit, sometimes it's prepaid rent, ...

Hold On- What's an Overhold?

Friday, Jan 15, 2016

No tenant has a common law right to occupy leased premises following the expiry of the lease, and most leases do not allow it, and yet, sometimes t...

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