Monthly Archives: May 2014

Agreements of Purchase and Sale

Agreements of Purchase and Sale are used by almost all Realtors. They are legally binding agreements regarding the purchase and sale of real property.  The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) provides a standard form that is the basis for most agreements. The agreement typically lists the conditions which must be met in order for […]

May 31st, 2014|Categories: Real Estate Law||1 Comment

New Limitation Periods

McConnell v. Huxtable, 2014 CarswellOnt 1152, 2014 ONCA 86, is an important decision released by the Ontario Court of Appeal regarding the limitation period for claims against land in unjust enrichment and constructive trust claims. The appeal was from the order of Justice Perkins in February, 2013.

In this matter, the common law wife made […]

May 31st, 2014|Categories: Real Estate Law||0 Comments

Separation Agreements Subject to Attack

Many people look to separation agreements as a means to resolve their family law conflict. Separation agreements can be cost effective and allow disputes to be resolved in a timely manner. However, the recent Court of Appeal for British Columbia decision in S.E. v. J.E.,  2013 BCCA 540 has demonstrated that separation agreements may be […]

May 30th, 2014|Categories: Family Law||1 Comment

Only half of Canadians have a Will

A recent Scotiabank study conducted by Nielson has shown that only 50 % of Canadians have a Will, and only 33% of Canadians have Powers of Attorney in place. There are many common misconceptions surrounding Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Property. Oftentimes, people are simply unaware that a Power of Attorney is […]