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New Ontario Home Builders’ Code of Ethics
The Home Construction Regulatory Authority has a new hammer to discipline builders for breaching the Code of Ethics.
Cost escalation clauses – the last pass through to buyers of...
The massive price increases builders have seen over the last two years are causing some to consider ways to recover these costs – and it’s not always pretty.
Unavoidable delay – pandemic and illegal strikes. What’s next?
The residential building industry has been severely challenged this year with an array of major issues.
Bill 229 – Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act
The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy has replaced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program. For commercial tenants and landlords, here's what you need to know.
Exculpatory clause protects developers from claims when cancelling condo projects
Condo cancellations are an unfortunate event no developer wants to endure. But with exculpatory clauses in your purchase agreements, you can help reduce damage claims.
What the real estate industry needs to know about FINTRAC and...
Given the importance of social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, developers and others in the housing industry need to understand their options and responsibilities when identifying clients virtually.
Latest CMHC actions hit homebuyers when they’re down
No matter how well intended, CMHC's latest round of changes to mortgage regulations make it more difficult for Canadian homebuyers – particularly first-timers.
Troubles continue at Tarion Warranty Corp.
Tarion Warranty Corp. has long been a whipping boy for governments and consumers whenever a new-home building issue arises. Reforms may be needed, but are recent changes the right answer – for anyone?
Liberal government’s housing policies miss the mark – again
The Liberals' return to power means Canadians face another federal government whose housing policies and plans miss the mark and do little to address the real issues. And that's not good.
Seeing red over traffic light system for Toronto developers
The red light-green light traffic light system for approvals recently imposed by three City of Toronto councillors is inappropriate, disrespectful of the legal system and not worthy of their public office. Here's why.
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