Real Estate Litigation Articles

Beware of buying homes from builders who don’t own the land

It’s time to change law to protect consumers who buy pre-construction homes from builders who do not own the land they are built on, says Bob Aaron. Gary Howard and Julia Niblett signed an agreement in 2015 to buy a house to be built by a company operating as Above...

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Will you have to pay Toronto’s new Vacant Home Tax?

The 1 per cent charge on homes that go unoccupied for more than 6 months of the previous year is still a work in progress, write Bob Aaron. The City of Toronto’s new Vacant Home Tax is now in effect on Toronto residences. With certain exemptions, the tax applies to...

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Toronto’s vacant home tax looms, and it will have ripples

The new annual tax kicks in on January 1 and home buyers should be vigilant to avoid being on the hook for penalties of up to $10,000. Toronto’s new annual tax on vacant residences kicks in on January 1, and it will have a significant impact on how real estate...

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