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Vincent Young
The new unfair contract terms (UCT) regime took effect on 9 November 2023. A summary of this regime is set out in our article here.
Stacks Law Firm
Scammers impersonate conveyancers or real estate agents and give false account numbers to redirect payments.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter links to recent media releases, reports, cases and legislation relating to residential property.
Pointon Partners
Landlords cannot simply ignore tenant requests to investigate potential structural issues or maintenance concerns.
Canada
Bennett Jones LLP
Canada's federal government is turning to property technology (Proptech) to help solve the country's housing crisis. In the just-released 2024 Budget...
MLT Aikins LLP
Claims in the construction context can arise for any number of reasons.
Miller Thomson LLP
Many faith groups in Canada are faced with a similar issue: dwindling congregations and financial resources coupled with aging real estate assets which are often subject to designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On April 16, 2024, Canada's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, delivered the Liberal Government's federal budget, Fairness for Every Generation (Budget 2024).
Loopstra Nixon LLP
On April 10, the Ontario government introduced the Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024, also referred to as Bill 185.
Miller Thomson LLP
The Québec Code of Civil Procedure c-25.01 provides litigants with two procedural mechanisms for involving a third party in the proceedings, namely, (1) a recourse in warranty...
Fasken
A construction lien is a creature of statute, established and governed by the Construction Act, RSO c C30 (the "Act"). The Act permits individuals who supply goods or services to a property...
Field LLP
When determining whether a party has performed or provided work "in relation to an improvement", BC courts will not stray from the rule that, without any physical demolition...
Cayman Islands
Collas Crill
Off-plan purchases can be a rewarding way to invest in real estate as the value of the property could increase between the date you agree to purchase and the date of closing.
India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
In a Second Appeal, the Bombay High Court deliberated on a dispute between Wadhwa Group Housing Private Ltd. ("Appellant"), Mr. Vijay Choksi ("Respondent 1"), and SSS Escatics Pvt. Ltd. ("Respondent 2").
Jersey
Collas Crill
A new licensing scheme in Jersey means that from 1 May 2024 all landlords in Jersey will need to have a Renting Dwellings Licence for each unit of residential properties they rent.
Netherlands
CMS
If the lease runs for an indefinite period of time, both the tenant and the landlord can, with due observance of the applicable provisions, at any moment terminate the lease by giving notice of termination.
Ploum
De Wet goed verhuurderschap (Wgv) is per 1 juli 2023 in werking getreden. Eerder schreven wij al over de gedragsregels en vergunningplichten op grond van de Wgv.
Nigeria
Banwo & Ighodalo
The Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law, 2019 (the "Law") and the regulations made thereunder, prohibit the commencement of construction works...
UK
Ellisons Legal
The Renters Reform Bill ("the Bill") will see the commitment of the Governments 2019 manifesto, to create a fairer private rental sector, take form.
Osborne Clarke
Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd v Medley Assets Ltd is the latest decision on opposed lease renewals where the ruling has been in the tenant's favour when a landlord is opposing a tenant's request...
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