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TIMBER!

When the wind blows your neighbour’s tree down and it hits your property causing damage, you might be surprised about where the law falls on the topic.  This happened at our family cottage a few years back and naturally I was curious.  I seems that when a healthy tree blows down it is considered akin… Read More

ARE YOU ASSUMING A RENTAL or LEASE ON YOUR PURCHASE?

Hot water heaters are the most common items that fall into the rentals to be assumed by the buyer in residential agreements of purchase and sale.  For many years, Ontario Hydro and municipal electric companies rented electric powered hot water heaters for what most people considered insignificant monthly fees.  These were true rentals with no… Read More

MIND YOUR SPOUSES

With the low survival rate for marriages, clients must be mindful of who their legal spouses are for the purpose of the law of inheritance.  We have seen two rather strange scenarios in which the deceased’s likely would have had further wishes given the outcomes.  First, when spouses have made each other primary beneficiaries under… Read More