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Interesting BC condominium case law: Mazarei v. Icon Omega Developments Ltd., 2012 BCSC 673
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • October 29 2012

A recent case out of the British Columbia Supreme Court highlights the hazards that may befall developers entering the marketplace of other jurisdictions


Will developers be required to subsidize Canada post’s financial losses?
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • October 30 2012

Canada Post recently provided notice via Mayors’ offices across Canada that, in addition to the current requirement for the developer to build either a condominium mailroom or provide super mail box pads, developers will now be charged a one-time fee of $200 per address to install and activate these community mailboxes for new developments


Beware of UXO - they're out there!
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 24 2014

We recently acted for the owneroperator of a scrap yard, who decided to shut down its business after more than 50 years in operation and sell their


Construction Lien Act amendment impacts condominium developments
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • June 10 2011

On July 1, 2011 an amendment to the Construction Lien Act (CLA) will come into force which will have an impact on condominium developers


Ontario introduces new condo legislation today!
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • May 27 2015

Protecting Condominium Owners Act and Condominium Management Services Act were introduced today by the Province of Ontario


Court of Appeal summaries (December 6- 11)
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • December 12 2015

The Court of Appeal released a fair number of civil decisions this week on a variety of topics, but nothing groundbreaking. Perhaps the most


Recent developments with (extra) development charges
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • November 7 2013

We have previously written on the issue of the unrelenting rise of the rate of development charges in Ontario. Recent actions by a number of


Agreements of purchase and sale and leases: the statute of frauds and part performance
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • June 24 2014

There is an old saying that an oral agreement is not worth the paper it is written on. After all, doesn't the Statute of Frauds RSO 1990, c s.19 (the


Update on Condominium Act, 1998 review
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • June 24 2014

As we now know, the provincial general election brought the Liberals into a majority position in Ontario. Once the election was called, we entered


What's new in planning: changes to the provincial and the local standards
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • June 24 2014

In previous issues of Blaneys on Building, we have written about the emerging issues of the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement (2014 PPS) and the