Construction Disputes

BUYER BEWARE: FAILING TO CLOSE A TRANSACTION RESULTS IN THE LOSS OF YOUR DEPOSIT When buying property, it is routine and expected in such transactions for the buyer to pay a deposit towards the purchase price of the property. This deposit signifies that the buyer is committed to complete the purchase, as the buyer will...
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The COVID-19 health pandemic has had a significant impact on all industries. However, there are a number of changes that are unique to the construction industry. On March 16, 2020, the Ontario government declared that all limitation periods for proceedings would be suspended.
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The Pattersons hired “Joe Inc.”, a general contractor, to renovate their ground floor bathroom, kitchen, and front entranceway. As the project progressed, the Pattersons noticed a number of defects in the general contractor’s work. However, when they complained, nothing was done to resolve the problems.
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If you are undergoing home renovations with a contractor or you are a contractor, you should note that effective October 1, 2019, several provisions under the construction law which is called the Construction Act (the “Act”) will come into force and will fundamentally change how contractors request payment from property owners.
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On December 12, 2017, Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, became law in Ontario (“the Act”).
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