All Posts in Tag: Legal Corner

Houses

Legal Corner: 10 Ways To Avoid The Tenant From Hell

Most residential tenants are long term tenants who pay their rent on time and properly look after a landlord’s property. The trick is to do the proper research in advance so that you do not end up with the tenant from hell.

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5 things to remember when doing a renovation

In the attached article, I was asked to quote about a situation when a general contractor went bankrupt in the middle of a home renovation, and the homeowner was then liable to pay the sub-trades who were not paid, even though they had already paid a substantial amount of money to the general contractor. Here…

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Check Status Certificate before selling your condominium

Most condominium resale agreements are conditional upon the buyer lawyer being satisfied with the contents of the condominium status certificate. If the contents of this certificate are different than what was represented to the buyer when they signed the original agreement, then the buyer may be able to cancel the deal.

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Legal Corner: 5 things to know when buying from a bank

I have started receiving inquiries from buyers who notice residential properties for sale and the seller is shown to be a bank. This usually indicates that the owner could not make their mortgage payments and the lender is selling the property to recover the mortgage amount owing. If you are considering making an offer on one of these homes, here are 5 things you need to know.

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Legal Corner: If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all

My late mother gave me this advice many years ago when it came to gossip: “If you have nothing nice to say about someone, say nothing at all.” Wise words. I imagine many of you will have heard the same advice growing up. These words are even more important today, as we live in a connected digital world where almost nothing is private anymore.

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