All landlords and tenants in Ontario should be aware that as of April 30, 2018, a new standard-form residential lease must be used for almost all new residential leases. Who Is Affected. The standard lease will be required for all residential tenancies that are regulated under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (the “RTA”). This includes tenancies in…

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually…

Section 17 of the Succession Law Reform Act states that divorce will not revoke an individual’s Will, but rather the Will is read as if the ex-spouse had predeceased the Will maker. This is true of any gift left to the former spouse. The ex-spouse will not inherit the gift, and it will go to…

On December 14, 2016, the provincial government received the final report on the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and the Tarion Warranty Corporation itself. One of the most interesting aspects of this report is its criticism of how the Tarion Warranty Corporation currently manages three distinct (and seemingly conflicted) aspects of the new home warranty scheme, being (1)…