Residential Real Estate Archives

The Matrimonial Home - Common Issues That Arise During Divorce

The family home is often the largest, most significant asset that married spouses share. When a couple calls it quits, proper handling of this piece of the divorce puzzle is key. Over the next few posts, we'll examine some of the important issues that arise over the matrimonial home during separation and divorce. This week, we start with its definition.

Ontario’s Imposes Standardized Lease For Private Residential Rentals

Last week, we ended our mini blog series on the legal nuts and bolts of private residential rentals. As it happens, the Ministry of Housing recently announced new rules obligating landlords and tenants to use templated lease agreements starting this spring.

Evictions - End Of The Line For Soured Tenancies

Homeowners who rent out a secondary unit hope for the best of scenarios: a regular source of extra income and a smooth landlord-tenant relationship. But, even if a unit is completely separate, carving out a piece of one's home for a tenancy can easily ignite into discord and problems. Our post this week is the last in a series on legal basics for homeowner-landlords. We finish with an overview of a landlord's last resort for handling troublesome tenants.

Renting Out A Piece Of Home: Sublets, Renewals And Terminations

How do some enterprising homeowners generate extra income to pay down the mortgage? One solution is to rent out a basement apartment, in-law suite or secondary unit on one's own property. Yet, running a rental unit is not always as straightforward as collecting a monthly rent cheque. Prudent homeowner-landlords stay abreast of applicable legalities.

Homeowner-Landlords - 101 On Rent Increases And Late Payment

Homeowners who rent out a basement or secondary unit expect to reap a steady flow of extra income. Something new landlords do not always anticipate is tenant woes along the way. In this, our third in a mini blog series on renting out a piece of one's real estate, we review two bottom-line concerns for landlords: rent increases and nonpayment.

Renting Out A Secondary Suite - Contracts And Deposits

Last week, we started a mini blog series about legal fundamentals for homeowners looking to earn income through a rental unit. In our second installment this week, we'll look at a few more preliminaries of renting out a piece of one's real estate - leases and deposits.

Renting Out A Piece Of Home - Legal Basics For Homeowner-Landlords

For many new buyers in Ontario, housing prices are catapulting into the near-unreachable. In an effort to seize a piece of the real estate market and make mortgage payments, some enterprising individuals harvest extra income by renting out a basement or secondary unit on their property.

When Real Estate Reps Fall Short - Any Recourse For Consumers?

Real estate transactions can go sour for any number of reasons. It could be financing, timing issues, failure to fulfil a condition of sale, or some other cause related to the deal itself. But what happens when dispute shifts focus onto the sales agent or broker? The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) provides a framework to address consumer complaints.

Condominium Authority Of Ontario - Long-Awaited, Starts This Fall

Back in 2015, the Protecting Condominium Owners Act became law in Ontario. It was the culmination of over 200 recommendations and represented the province's first major reformation of condo law in 16 years.

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  • Quinn Ross Takes Office As President Of The Ontario Bar Association

    The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is pleased to announce Quinn Ross as the 83rd President of the OBA.

    Ross, Managing Partner of The Ross Firm, with offices in Goderich, Kincardine and Stratford, has been an active member in senior roles on the OBA board since 2012.

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  • Ross Firm Golf Tourney In Support of Huron Women’s Shelter a Swinging Success

    On behalf of the Huron Women’s Shelter and The Ross Firm P.C., we say “THANK YOU” to our many Sponsors and Donators for their outpouring of generosity and support for the annual Take a Swing Against Violence Golf Tournament held at Goderich Sunset Golf Club.

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  • Take a Swing Against Violence

    On June 21, 2017, the Huron Women’s Shelter Second Stage Housing and Counselling Services, Board of Directors and The Ross Firm will be hosting the Taking a Swing Against Violence golf tournament at the Goderich Sunset Golf Course.

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