Brian Madigan LL.B., Broker

RE/MAX West Realty Inc.,
Independently owned and operated

96 Rexdale Blvd. 
Toronto, Ontario 

Phone: 416-745-2300

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Improvident Use of the Keys Prior to Closing

May 4, 2018 - Updated: May 6, 2018Property Law

Improvident Use of the Keys Prior to Closing There’s actually a small risk on closing that Buyers and their Agents just might not ...

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Limitation Periods in Ontario

February 4, 2018 - Updated: February 4, 2018Property Law

Limitation Periods in Ontario This is a law for procrastinators. You can sue people, but there’s going to be a time limit. So, no ...

Tagged with: limitations real property statutes ontario law

Joint Tenancy without the “Statement of Intention” can be Costly

January 19, 2018 - Updated: January 19, 2018Property Law

Joint Tenancy without the “Statement of Intention” can be Costly There was an interesting case which recently came before th ...

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Vacant Possession: The Meaning

January 18, 2018 - Updated: January 18, 2018Property Law

Vacant Possession: What does it mean? Even after you read this, you still may not know. With thousands of years of common la ...

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Joint Tenancy Thwarts Bankruptcy in This Instance

October 25, 2017 - Updated: October 25, 2017Property Law

Joint Tenancy Thwarts Bankruptcy in This Instance Having property registered in joint tenancy actually worked quite favourably. ...

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Mortgages and Charges

October 2, 2017 - Updated: October 2, 2017Property Law

Mortgages and Charges For as long as there was the individual ownership of property, there were people who couldn’t afford it. ...

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Registry and Land Titles: Brief History

October 1, 2017 - Updated: October 1, 2017Property Law

Registry and Land Titles There are two separate and distinct land registration systems in Ontario: Registry and Land Titles. The ...

Tagged with: registry land titles history adverse possession ontario law

Mutual Driveway – Found in Title Search- Remedies

May 5, 2017 - Updated: May 5, 2017Property Law

Mutual Driveway – Found in Title Search- Remedies Oftentimes, the issue of a mutual driveway will come up in discussions and somet ...

Tagged with: mutual driveway agreement of purchase and sale title search defect remedies ontario law

Caveat Emptor Still Prevails in Ontario

December 19, 2016 - Updated: December 19, 2016Property Law

Ontario Superior Court Fails to Overrule Supreme Court of Canada I would have thought that was fairly straightforward, but apparently ...

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Easements Created by Necessary Inference (Implication)

November 15, 2016 - Updated: November 15, 2016Property Law

Easements Created by Necessary Inference (Implication) There are not a lot of these around, but they do arise on occasion. When? ...

Tagged with: easements road access implication necessary inference not in contract ontario law

Lot Mix Up - Survey is the Answer

May 6, 2016 - Updated: May 7, 2016Property Law

Lot Mix Up – Survey is the Answer Let me tell you about a very interesting situation. Bob the Builder purchased 10 lot ...

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Metes and Bounds Descriptions come from Base 60 Mathematics

May 5, 2016 - Updated: May 5, 2016Property Law

Metes and Bounds Descriptions come from Base 60 Mathematics If you are building things, you need to cut and divide things up evenly, o ...

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Should You Get a Survey?

April 19, 2016 - Updated: April 19, 2016Property Law

Should You Get a Survey? A very substantial error occurred in a real estate transaction. The purchaser was interested in buying a cott ...

Tagged with: survey error fundamental mistake no rescission contracts ontario law

Understanding the Doctrine of Merger

December 6, 2015 - Updated: December 6, 2015Property Law

"Doctrine of Merger" The doctrine of merger is a legal principle associated with making things "simpler". ...

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Doctrine of Merger

September 2, 2014 - Updated: September 2, 2014Property Law

Doctrine of Merger Explained The doctrine of merger applies to “executory” contracts. An executory contract is one that is ...

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Doctrine of Merger is Just Simplification of the Law

August 29, 2014 - Updated: August 29, 2014Property Law

Consolidation is Simplification The doctrine of merger is an ancient common law doctrine. Essentially it is just simplification. ...

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Five Leading Supreme Court of Canada Cases on Real Estate

May 20, 2014 - Updated: May 21, 2014Property Law

Five Leading Supreme Court of Canada Cases Disclosure Agency Liability The Court The Supreme Cou ...

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Guaranties or Indemnities ~ Which Do You Prefer?

May 1, 2014 - Updated: May 1, 2014Property Law

Guarantees or Indemnities Despite the fact that they are both in common usage, the answer should be clear: Indemnities. In ...

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Will there be a Bawdy House Near You?

December 21, 2013 - Updated: December 21, 2013Property Law

The Supreme Court of Canada just changed all the rules related to prostitution. Bawdy houses are no longer illegal. So, you may be get ...

Tagged with: prostitution bawdy house real estate values ontario law

Doctrine of Merger in Canada (Supreme Court of Canada)

December 16, 2013 - Updated: December 16, 2013Property Law

Doctrine of Merger The doctrine of merger is a legal principle of long-standing, going back perhaps to the beginning of the common law ...

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Are Inspections Before Closing Allowed?

November 25, 2013 - Updated: November 25, 2013Property Law

This is a frequent question posed to lawyers and real estate agents. Once you buy a property are you allowed to have another look? Now ...

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Metes and Bounds Legal Description Explained

November 19, 2013 - Updated: November 19, 2013Property Law

Metes and Bounds Sometimes it’s difficult to follow a “metes and bounds” legal description for property. Fortunatel ...

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Final Inspection in Ontario Real Estate Transactions

August 24, 2013 - Updated: August 24, 2013Property Law

Right of Inspection Once you buy a property are you allowed to have another look? Now, once you own it, you can look at it all y ...

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Construction Liens Against Properties in Ontario

August 23, 2013 - Updated: August 23, 2013Property Law

Construction Liens Against Properties in Ontario If you are planning on any renovations or you are building a new home, then you need ...

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Life Estates in Ontario Explained

August 21, 2013 - Updated: August 21, 2013Property Law

Creation and Alienation of Life Estates Life estates are relatively straightforward; they are simply estates “for life”. ...

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Be Careful: Don't Hand Over the Key!

August 20, 2013 - Updated: August 20, 2013Property Law

Problem Handing Over the “Key” Many real estate agents are not particularly aware of an old common law doctrine that appli ...

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Last Minute Unexpected Things that can go Wrong in a Real Estate Deal

July 28, 2013 - Updated: July 28, 2013Property Law

There are indeed several unexpected things that can go wrong at the last minute. Most of the time, they will arise by reason of a secu ...

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Restrictive Covenants, Restrictive Conditions and Other Restrictions

July 17, 2013 - Updated: July 17, 2013Property Law

Restrictive covenants are quite commonplace. Although, they technically impinge on the issue of “good title” because they constitute ...

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What You Get with the Land

June 13, 2013 - Updated: June 13, 2013Property Law

Sometimes purchasers like to know what they actually get with the land when they close a real estate deal. So, here’s the list: ...

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Who Signs for the Partnership?

June 10, 2013 - Updated: July 26, 2016Property Law

Assume three individuals own a property and they happen to be business partners, who should sign the listing? This could be a “t ...

Tagged with: partnerships property law signing authority binding agreement enforceable other partners

Tree Thieves stealing Property from the Neighbours!

March 3, 2013 - Updated: March 3, 2013Property Law

Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. Now, you might think that I'm talking about people who ...

Tagged with: adverse possession rules prescription ontario law registry system land titles article

Municipal Encroachment Agreements ~ What to Look For!

February 25, 2013 - Updated: February 25, 2013Property Law

Reviewing Municipal Encroachment Agreements If you are buying or selling a property, you may have to deal with a municipal encroachmen ...

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Permitted Encroachments

February 24, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Property Law

What can You Do without an Encroachment Agreement? You may wonder what you can actually do without permission! Looks like: S ...

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Encroachment Agreements with Municipalities

February 24, 2013 - Updated: February 25, 2013Property Law

Encroachment Agreements Usually Solve Problems These are simple agreements between the municipality and a property owner to permit the ...

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The Ownership of the Waterfront

February 16, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Property Law

Waterfront Property: Who Owns it? Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. If you are looki ...

Tagged with: waterfront road allowance setback high water mark navigable waters riparian rights ontario law article

“Good Title” Explained

February 15, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Property Law

Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. The traditional definition of “good title” in l ...

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Brian Madigan LL.B. Broker

RE/MAX West Realty Inc. Brokerage

Independently owned and operated

96 Rexdale Blvd. , Toronto Ontario,

Phone: 416-745-2300

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