Robins Appleby Barristers + Solicitors Logo

Publications

Filter Publications by:

and / or

Currently showing all publications with  Leor Margulies Page 2 Clear Filters

Related People

Related Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate Law

Topics:  Financial Brownfields & Municipal Financing and Incentives Read More

Related People

Related Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate Law

Sep 14, 2011
Article
Late last fall, economists and the media were agonizing over whether or not the current buoyant real estate market in Canada was going to continue. The Toronto market especially saw significant record sales and steadily increasing resale and new home prices, especially on the condominium side. Since last December, the Toronto housing market has enjoyed record-breaking condominium sales throughout the spring and early summer. Read More
Aug 13, 2011
Article
"Most agreements provide that the purchaser is not entitled to terminate the agreement and get his money back," says Leor Margulies, head of the re... Read More

Related People

From 1994 to 2008, property owners in the City of Toronto requiring access to their neighbours’ lands to carry out repairs renovations were able to rely on By-Law 1994-0404 to obtain such access. The 1994 By-Law allowed owners and occupants of buildings to enter upon any adjoining land for the purpose of making repairs, alterations or improvements with the sole condition that the adjoining land must be returned to its original condition upon completion of the work. Read More

Related People

Related Practice Areas

Construction Law  |  Commercial Real Estate Law

Sep 17, 2009
Article
Please read Tracy Hanes Ontario Home Builder Magazine article on learning how to survive and thrive with the HST. Read More

Related People

Related Practice Areas

Tax Law

Jun 1, 2009
Article
Making sense of the proposed harmonized tax Read More

Related Practice Areas

Tax Law  |  Commercial Real Estate Law

As the economy continues to slide, the effects on the development industry are gradually being felt, even before developers start building. Today i... Read More

Related People

There is nothing you can do, and it is almost certain to happen to many people in the coming months," says Leor Margulies, head of the real estate ... Read More

Related People

So you thought you needed permission from your neighbor to swing that crane over his property? Well maybe you did, or maybe you didn’t. Read More
A breach of a "time is of the essence" clause in an agreement of purchase and sale can have dire consequences on a purchase and sale transaction, even for late delivery of a deposit. This issue is explored in greater detail in the attached article, "Don't be Late for a Very Important Date!", written by Leor Margulies and Barbara Green and presented at the November 2005 Law Society Six Minute Real Estate Lawyer. Read More
Mar 31, 2006
Article
Updates on recent case law, legislation and regulation: Apartment Building Owners: insurance premium increases in store as a result of a $13M judgment. Building Code: ontario court rules that building code does not have retroactive effect. Greenbelt Amendments: lands frozen midstream at OMB - lightning strikes again. New Home Builders: court ignores contract - orders closing date extension outside of contract. A sale of shares does not constitute "trade in real estate" under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act. Read More

Related People

Related Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate Law

Mar 1, 2004
Article
On Tuesday, March 9, 2004, Leor Margulies, one of our real estate partners, presented a paper to the Ontario Bar Association entitled Mortgage Financing Primer for the Real Estate Lawyer. The paper addresses the various types of real estate transactions requiring funding, their sources and the general business terms associated with each type of financing and type of lender.The paper deals with acquisition, construction and take out financing, as well as conventional, mezzanine and conduit sources. It represents over 20 years of Mr. Margulies' legal and business experience in the development and mortgage financing areas. Read More

Related People

Related Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate Law

Mar 31, 2002
Article
Although ONHWP Bulletin 22 has been around since November 15, 1989, a recently certified class action law suit involving the issues of proper measurement and disclosure of condominium unit size provides a timely reminder of the need for builders to comply with these requirements. Read More
Nov 30, 2001
Article

Published in the Globe and Mail November 30, 2001.

In last week's article on the true costs of housing, I looked at the more obvious and apparent ones – GST and Land Transfer Tax. There are, however, numerous other local, regional and provincial charges that are added to the cost of new houses, that together with GST and Land Transfer Tax, represent anywhere from 16 per cent to 28 per cent of the total cost of purchasing an average new home in the GTA.

Read More

Related People

Related Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate Law

Nov 25, 2001
Article

Published in the Globe and Mail November 25, 2001.

In previous columns, we looked at the various costs incurred by a purchaser for adjustments and costs contained in the standard new home purchase agreement. It is time to look at the part of housing costs that has nothing to do with actual land or building costs. We're talking about taxes, taxes and more taxes!

Read More

Related People

Related Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate Law

Published in the Globe and Mail July 20, 2001.

Parts 1 and 2 of this column looked at many key provisions of the Agreement of Purchase and Sale to help purchasers better understand their legal rights and negotiate their agreements. This column will look at the two sets of additional costs associated with a new home purchase.

Depending on the competitive circumstances of the housing industry, a builder may seek to recover various costs, deposits and adjustments.

Read More

Related People

Related Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate Law

Published in the Globe and Mail May 25, 2001.

Most builders have their own form of agreement of purchase and sale which covers the matters mentioned in these columns.

The Greater Toronto Home Builders’ Association (GTHBA), which represents over 600 home builders in the GTA, developed a standard form of new home agreement of purchase and sale in 1988.

Read More

Related People

Published in the Globe and Mail May 4, 2001.

The agreement of purchase and sale is the foundation for every real estate transaction, whether it’s residential or commercial. It never ceases to amaze me how what is usually the most important legal agreement that most people will ever enter into gets the least amount of attention from most home buyers.

Read More

Related People

Published in the Globe and Mail April 6, 2001.

Delayed closings in the GTA are not a recent phenomenon. During the real estate boom of the 1980s, an overheated market put tremendous strains upon the supply of new homes.

In 1988, consumer pressure resulted in the provincial building industry regulatory body, the Ontario New Home Warranty Program (ONHWP), legislating mandatory provisions to be included in an Addendum to each Purchase Agreement for a new home (excluding new condominiums).

Read More
Robins Appleby Barristers + Solicitors Logo and Wordmark

Robins Appleby LLP Suite 2600, 120 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1T1
E. info@robapp.com T. 416.868.1080 F. 416.868.0306

Member of:
LNA