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Building Permit Liability

May 17, 2021 By Brian Babcock Note: The Ontario Court of Appeal has since ruled on the case discussed in this article. Please see “Building Permit Liability Update” for an updated discussion. Municipalities may have hidden liability risks lurking in old building permit files. A Superior Court judge, in Breen v. Lake of Bays (Township), […]

That’s Absurd!

May 17, 2021 By Brian Babcock An agreement of purchase and sale of real estate, like any contract, will be interpreted in a way which does not lead to an absurd result. In Joo v. Tran, the standard form agreement provided that the sellers would discharge any encumbrances, save and except minor utility easements. However, a […]