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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


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


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


Agreement between Competition Bureau and Canadian Real Estate Association promises to reshape residential real estate business
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • December 1 2010

A settlement between the Canadian Competition Bureau and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) will have a major impact on the way business is done in Canada's residential real estate market by allowing real estate agents to offer clients a wider range of service options and models when using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) controlled by CREA


The case of the vanishing tenant
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • April 4 2013

In the middle of the night, a commercial tenant removes all its goods and chattels of value and, without prior warning, ceases operating its business


Effective strategies for minimizing negligent building inspection claims
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • February 13 2013

In Ontario, the legislative scheme and standards relevant to building inspectors are set out in the Building Code Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c.23. (the


Update on Canada post fees for CMB installation
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • February 6 2013

In our previous Blaney's on Building, we reported on a new plan by Canada Post to charge developers a one-time fee of $200 per new address for the


Getting full value for your business: make sure your lease can't get in the way
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • June 3 2013

You own a business. You operate from rented premises. You work hard, take the risks, take the lumps, and have a successful enterprise. One day, for


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