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5 Jul

Oral agreement to transfer family home results in years of litigation between father and daughter

Monday, July 5, 2021James R.G. CookLitigation, Real EstateMississauga, GTA Real Estate

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Agreements between family members are often informal and not reduced to writing, even if they involve substantial assets such as real estate. The parties may think that they have agreed on some of the terms but... 

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27 Apr

Agent’s claim to commission owing under BRA dismissed due to non est factum

Tuesday, April 27, 2021James R.G. CookLitigation, Real EstateMississauga, Buyer’s Representation Agreement, GTA Real Estate

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Agents often require buyer clients to enter into a Buyer’s Representation Agreement (BRA) which sets out the buyer’s agreement to pay the agent a commission on... 

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5 Apr

Buyers not allowed to terminate purchase due to size misdescription or building permit concerns

Monday, April 5, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationReal Estate, Mississauga, Renovations

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While the discovery of misdescriptions as to the size of a property or unpermitted renovations may allow a buyer to terminate a purchase transaction,...

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