Real Estate

Should I waive my right to a home inspection?

Do you need a home inspection in Canada

We placed an offer on a house, which was accepted by the sellers. The agreement is conditional upon a satisfactory home inspection. The house was built only a few years ago and we are considering waiving our right to a home inspection. If we do, what rights do we have if we discover some deficiencies…

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Motor Vehicle Accidents & Limitation Periods:

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I was injured in a car accident which was not my fault more than 3 years ago. I have just learned that as a result of my injuries I will need surgery and may never be able to work again. Before learning this from my doctor I had believed my injuries were not that serious…

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The Importance of Annual Minutes

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I have a corporation the shares of which are held only by me and members of my immediate family. Do I really need to have annual minutes? If your corporation is audited by the CRA and matters, such as the declaration of dividends, have not been formally documented by a written resolution of the directors…

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Partnerships: How do they work and how are they setup?

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My friend and I have an idea for a business and we are considering forming a partnership. How does a partnership work and how should one be setup? Whether or not a partnership exists is a fundamentally a legal question. Ontario’s Partnerships Act says that a relationship between “persons carrying on a business in common…

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Sole Proprietorship v Incorporation

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I want to become an entrepreneur and start a business. Should I incorporate now, or start as a sole proprietorship and delay incorporation to a later date? The advisability of incorporation is dependent on the particular facts and personal preferences of the entrepreneur. The role of the lawyer and other professional advisors is to help…

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Shareholders Agreements: What are they and why do you need one?

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My business partner and I are the shareholders of our incorporated restaurant. Everything is going well between us but we’ve be told that we should have a shareholders agreement for our corporation. What is a shareholders agreement and why do we need one? A shareholders agreement is a contract between two or more shareholders of…

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Support of Step-Children

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My wife and I are separating after 7 years of marriage. Will I have to pay child support for my two step-children? The simple answer is “possibly”. In determining whether or not a step-parent will be required to pay support, there are several factors that merit consideration. The courts have determined that the test of…

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