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  • In Ontario, the disclosure obligations of a seller do not extend to all existing defects in a property. For the purposes of disclosure requirements, there is a distinction made between “patent defects”, and “latent defects”. Patent defects are those defects which are discoverable by the buyer, or the buyer’s in...
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  • “It’s 2020”
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    Our previous Wills and Estates blog highlighted the use of technology, videoconference technology in particular, that has taken off since the onset of COVID-19 in March, 2020. Technology has been a part of law offices for decades. It has included  the fax machine in the 80’s, car telephones in the 90’s, cell phones...
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  • As part of conducting a title search on a property, a lawyer often comes across various registered instruments on the Parcel. Depending on the type of property, it is vital to pull the details on as many instruments as possible as different types of instruments could give legal rights to parties other than the registered...
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  • As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many commercial Landlords and Tenants have been negotiating and entering into rent deferral agreements and/or rent abatement agreements.   On April 24, 2020 the Federal Government announced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance for small businesses (CECRA) to provide rel...
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  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial situation of many Buyers has changed significantly. As a result, some Buyers may not be able to pay the purchase price to the Sellers upon closing. Other Buyers may be able to close but do not want to. For instance, a Buyer may have been buying commercial premises to open a res...
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