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Disruptive Technologies and Real Estate Pricing
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 19 2016

You don’t need a degree in urban land economics to know that real estate prices generally increase with elevation, or to understand why, since most


Supreme Court of Canada decides that substance trumps form in the application of the Section 8 Interest Act prohibition on higher default interest to an incentive rate mortgage
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 20 2016

In Krayzel Corp. v. Equitable Trust Co., 2016 SCC 18 ("Krayzel"), the Supreme Court of Canada held that an interest rate increase that was structured


Calculating Damages for False Estoppel
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 25 2016

The Quebec Court of Appeal in Meyerco Enterpresis Ltd. v. Kinmont Canada Inc. (2016 QCCA 89) has recently partially overturned a lower court ruling


Pick and Choose: Federal insolvency law takes precedence over Provincial legislative scheme governing the Alberta Energy Regulator
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 24 2016

On May 18, 2016, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta released its much anticipated decision in Re Redwater Energy Corporation, 2016 ABQB 278, which


B.C. Government Shines a Light on Shadow-Flippers with New Regulations
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 16 2016

Shadow-flipping has been the subject of intense media attention over the past few months, and there has been increasing pressure on the B.C


Disruption-Challenge or Opportunity
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 16 2016

A recent speech at the Quebec City Real Estate Forum by a leading retailer-Peter Simons, highlighted the exponential disruption occurring in numerous


“Occupancy Permit” and “Certificate of Occupancy”: what they are and what the difference is
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 10 2016

As a municipal and planning lawyer in Ontario I am often asked by real estate counsel what an “Occupancy Permit” or “Certificate of Occupancy” is


Commissioner Successful in Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) Abuse Case
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 29 2016

On April 28, 2016, the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) announced that it had partially granted the Commissioner of Competition’s (Commissioner) abuse


The Long and Short of It: City of Vancouver Tackling Short-Term Rentals
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2016

The City of Vancouver has started to take steps to address the use of short-term rental services such as Airbnb, Homeaway and VRBO (Vacation Rentals


Property Transfer Tax Fairness?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 18 2016

In our previous post of February 29 (co-authored by Conrad Rego and Patrick Beechinor) we discussed the implications of the increase in B.C. Property