Real Estate Litigation Lawyers
Land Use Disputes
Land use disputes in Ontario arise when property owners or developers seek to use their land in a manner that conflicts with local zoning and planning regulations or other land use laws. These disputes can be complex and require legal expertise to resolve. Land use disputes are governed by a combination of federal, provincial, and municipal laws, regulations, and bylaws, including the Planning Act and the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act.
Land use disputes in Ontario can take many forms, but some of the most common types of disputes include:
Zoning and land use regulations
Navigating the complexities of zoning and planning laws is crucial for developers, property owners, and local governments alike. These laws regulate the use and development of land, and disputes can easily arise over their interpretation and application. When conflicts over zoning and planning laws arise, it’s important to have a trusted legal partner who can help you understand your rights and protect your interests.
Our experienced team of litigation lawyers understands the nuances of zoning and planning laws and has successfully represented clients in disputes involving land use permits, variances, and other regulatory matters. We have a deep understanding of the issues that can arise in the process of obtaining permits, zoning changes, or other approvals from local governments, and we know how to navigate these challenges effectively.
Whether you’re a property owner seeking a zoning change, a developer seeking to obtain permits for a new project, or a local government seeking to enforce its zoning regulations, we have the expertise and experience to help you achieve your goals. We are dedicated to providing personalized, client-focused representation and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests in any zoning or planning dispute.
Example: A property owner may seek to develop a property for a use that is not permitted by the local zoning and land use regulations, such as building a commercial property in a residential area.
Example: A property owner may seek a variance to build a larger structure than is permitted by local zoning and land use regulations, which may be opposed by their neighbors.
Boundary disputes in Ontario involve disagreements between property owners over the location and ownership of a property’s boundary.
Land Use Disputes
Real Estate Litigation Consulting
Title Insurance Claims
Real Estate Fraud
As a litigation law firm, we understand that real estate fraud can be a serious problem for individuals and businesses. We know that it typically involves deceptive practices in real estate transactions, such as mortgage fraud, misrepresentation of property values, and other types of fraudulent behavior. We also know that real estate fraud can be perpetrated by individuals, real estate agents, brokers, or other parties involved in the transaction.
Real Estate Contracts
Real Estate Agent and Broker Liability
Mortgage and Foreclosure Litigation
Mortgage and foreclosure litigation can be complex and require legal expertise to resolve. In Ontario, mortgage and foreclosure litigation is governed by the Mortgages Act and other relevant legislation.
Easements and Rights of Way
Easements are legal rights granted to someone other than the owner of a property to use a specific portion of the property for a specific purpose.
In Ontario, easements are governed by the common law and the Land Titles Act, which provides for the registration of easements on a property’s title.
Whether you are a landlord seeking to evict a tenant, or a tenant facing eviction or other legal issues, our team is here to help. We provide comprehensive legal services, including negotiating settlements, representing clients at the Landlord and Tenant Board, and pursuing litigation in court.
Commercial Leasing Disputes
Leasing disputes in Ontario involve legal disputes between landlords and tenants over the terms and conditions of a lease. Leasing disputes can be complex and require legal expertise to resolve. In Ontario, leasing disputes are governed by the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and the Commercial Tenancies Act (CTA), depending on the type of lease involved.
Agreements of Purchase and Sale
Breach of contract claims can be highly complex and can arise in a variety of situations where one party fails to fulfill their obligations under a contract. This can occur in a wide range of legal agreements, including contracts related to real estate transactions, employment agreements, sales contracts, construction agreements, and more.
Joint Venture and Partnership Disputes
Joint venture and partnership disputes arise when two or more parties collaborate on a real estate project. Disputes can arise over issues related to ownership, management, and financing.