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Real Estate Practice in Ontario, 9th Edition

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Real Estate Practice in Ontario!
Get the latest edition of the book that has been the leading how-to guide for real estate transactions in Ontario for the past 50 years.
Publication Language: English

Hardcover | 512 pages

In Stock
Published: August 30, 2019
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433502081

Product description

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Real Estate Practice in Ontario!
Real Estate Practice in Ontario, 9th Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the myriad issues – procedural and substantive – that underlie virtually every real estate transaction, and offers expert guidance on navigating the constantly evolving landscape of this practice area. An indispensable reference manual since it was first published five decades ago, this book remains the authoritative portable real estate guide as it continues to track the evolution of Ontario real estate law while delivering reliable advice on the potential challenges that arise in day-to-day practice.

In addition to examining all aspects of real estate practice in Ontario, including the registry system, the land titles system, agreements of purchase and sale, real estate agents, government controls, liens and taxes, this text includes an up-to-date discussion of recent developments in relevant legislation and case law.

What’s New?
This latest edition of Real Estate Practice in Ontario reflects the current state of real estate law and includes coverage of the new OnLand (Ontario Land Registry) web portal, which is used to deliver key statutory services relating to land and property ownership in Ontario to land registry professionals. In addition, this edition includes discussion of the following new or updated content:

  • Registered owners newly permitted to be described under a single name and the impact of this change on Teraview registrations and searches;
  • Introduction of a 15% non-resident speculation land transfer tax and changes to provincial and municipal land transfer tax payable;
  • Planning Act amended to exempt from subdivision control land that is leased for 21 to 99 years for the purpose of building affordable housing units;
  • Repeal of the Ontario Municipal Board and establishment of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) as the province-wide appeal body for land use planning appeals;
  • Construction Lien Act changed to Construction Act and discussion of the differences between the two statutes;
  • Discussion of the new Escheats Act, 2015, and Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 and consequent amendments to the Business Corporations Act and the Municipal Act, 2001;
  • The Bhasin v. Hyrnew duty to act honestly in the performance of contractual obligations has been applied to agreements of purchase and sale;
  • Residential condominium conversion projects (RCCPs) may now be covered under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan.

Real Estate Practice in Ontario, 9th Edition is an indispensable reference manual for real estate practitioners, articling students, law clerks, paralegals, conveyancers and law librarians.


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Table of contents

Chapter 1: The registry system

Chapter 2 : The land titles system

Chapter 3: Other statutes affecting real estate in Ontario

Chapter 4 : Statutory liens and tax statutes affecting real estate

Chapter 5: Government controls on the use and disposition of land

Chapter 6 : Status of owner: Its effect on conveyancing

Chapter 7 : Easements and restrictive covenants

Chapter 8: Construction liens

Chapter 9: Personal Property Security Act

Chapter 10: Real estate agents

Chapter 11: The agreement of purchase and sale

Chapter 12: Procedures in a routine transaction of purchase and sale

Chapter 13: Acting for the purchaser of a condominium unit

Chapter 14: Representing purchasers of new homes

Chapter 15: Remedies on default

Chapter 16: Searching titles

Chapter 17: Legal description of land

Chapter 18: Proper execution of documents for registration

Chapter 19: Financing land: A miscellany

Chapter 20: Mortgage default proceedings