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Brian Madigan LL.B., Broker
BRMadigan@Rogers.com

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

96 Rexdale Blvd. 
Toronto, Ontario 


Phone: 416-745-2300

Cell: 647-404-8150 
Toll Free: 1-888-507-0817

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Posts tagged with: disclosure

Do You Have to Disclose a Back Up Offer?

July 8, 2019 - Updated: July 8, 2019Contracts

Do You Have to Disclose a Back Up Offer? Depends who you ask! If you ask RECO, the answer is “yes”. If you ...

Tagged with: back up offer disclosure timing reco discipline ontario law

Section 32. Disclosure of Interest under REBBA, 2002

May 20, 2019 - Updated: May 20, 2019RECO, OREA

Section 32 Disclosure of Interest under REBBA, 2002 This section for some reason is always under debate. This is the section: Ac ...

Tagged with: disclosure buy sell direct indirect related parties ontario law

Disclosure of Related Parties in Ontario

May 14, 2019 - Updated: May 14, 2019RECO, OREA

Disclosure of Related Parties in Ontario Question: John is a real estate agent. He is contacted by Wilma, his sister-in-law conc ...

Tagged with: disclosure act code related party ontario law

Latent and Patent Defects, and Material Facts

April 9, 2019 - Updated: April 9, 2019Disclosure

Latent and Patent Defects, and Material Facts The matter of patent and latent defects falls under the law of real property and the issue ...

Tagged with: disclosure latent defects patent defects material facts ontario

Contamination or Not: You Bought it, You're Stuck

December 19, 2018 - Updated: December 19, 2018Disclosure

Contamination or Not: You Bought it, You’re Stuck The Purchaser acquired a property in Etobicoke which was zoned and used for indu ...

Tagged with: disclosure contamination rezoning condo development caveat emptor ontario law

Water Penetration in the Basement: Available Remedies

August 30, 2018 - Updated: August 30, 2018Litigation

Water Penetration in the Basement: Available Remedies The Buyers purchased a property less than two years ago. Following the closing the ...

Tagged with: water penetration defects latent patent disclosure ontario law

Agent’s Risk of Disclosing Far too Much!

August 20, 2018 - Updated: August 20, 2018RECO, OREA

Agent’s Risk of Disclosing Far too Much! There are two separate and distinct disclosure requirements, one under the Real Estate an ...

Tagged with: agent disclosure not necessary form 160 form 161 reco orea ontario law

Attic Mould: To Disclose or Not? (Ontario)

March 22, 2018 - Updated: March 22, 2018Disclosure

Attic Mould: To Disclose or Not? (Ontario) Is an attic filled with (in the words of the home inspector) “dormant mould” cons ...

Tagged with: mould disclosure defect latent patent questions concealment ontario law

Duty to Disclose Kitec Plumbing by Real Estate Agents

May 26, 2017 - Updated: May 26, 2017Disclosure

The Duty to Disclose Kitec Plumbing by Real Estate Agents Just what is Kitec? Kitec plumbing is made up of flexible aluminum pip ...

Tagged with: kitec disclosure real estate listing agent buyers agent reco orea ontario law

Stigma Disclosure in Canada Revisited

May 2, 2017 - Updated: March 11, 2019Disclosure

Stigma Disclosure in Canada Revisited For years, I followed what I believed to be the traditional advice of lawyers concerning disclosur ...

Tagged with: disclosure stigma marihuana grow house remediated ontario law

Brian Madigan's Annotated Version of RECO's Press Release on Grow-Op Disclosure

March 29, 2017 - Updated: March 11, 2019RECO, OREA

Disclosure of Former Grow-Ops I thought that it would be interesting to have a look at the recent Press Release from RECO on this matter ...

Tagged with: disclosure former grow house reco press release

Disclosure of Former Grow-Ops and RECO’s Press Release 25 March 2017

March 28, 2017 - Updated: March 29, 2017RECO, OREA

Disclosure of Former Grow-Ops and RECO’s Press Release 25 March 2017 RECO outlines the fact that the Seller and the Listing Agen ...

Tagged with: disclosure former grow house reco press release

Disclosure of Unrepresented Buyer in Competing Offer Situation

March 15, 2017 - Updated: March 15, 2017RECO, OREA

Disclosure of Unrepresented Buyer in Competing Offer Situation There is actually an additional disclosure that is required to be made ...

Tagged with: unrepresented buyer no commission payable no commission reduction disclosure competing offers bidding wars ontario law

Agent Fails to Disclose Marihuana Grow House to Own Client

January 2, 2017 - Updated: January 3, 2017Discipline (Agents)

Agent Fails to Disclose “Marihuana Grow House” to Own Client This is difficult to believe but it’s true. This matter ...

Tagged with: disciplne disclosure concealment agent fiduciary duties code of ethics breach reco discipline ontario law

Listing Agent's Duties When Confronted with a Defect

November 20, 2016 - Updated: November 20, 2016RECO, OREA

Listing Agent’s Duties When Confronted with a Defect So, what does the Listing agent do when a defect shows up? This is somethin ...

Tagged with: code of ethics duty obligation disclosure seller buyer ontario law

Should the Listing Agent Get a Copy of the Buyer's Home Inspection Report?

November 17, 2016 - Updated: November 18, 2016Sellers

Should the Listing Agent Get a Copy of the Buyer’s Home Inspection Report? From time to time, the house just doesn’t pass ...

Tagged with: disclosure home inspection report latent defects ontario law

Seller Must Disclose Environmental Prohibition Order

October 19, 2016 - Updated: October 19, 2016Disclosure

Vendor has Obligation to Disclose “Prohibition Order” The Supreme Court of British Columbia dealt with the matter of the v ...

Tagged with: seller agent listing disclosure environmental order prohibition ontario law

Two Buyers, One Brokerage: A Strategic Alliance

October 14, 2016 - Updated: October 14, 2016Agency

Two Buyers, One Brokerage: A Strategic Alliance A Brokerage may represent two different Buyers interested in the same property. ...

Tagged with: two buyers dual agency strategy multiple representation disclosure ontario law

Buyer Offer Registration System for Buyer Brokerages

October 12, 2016 - Updated: October 12, 2016RECO, OREA

Buyer Offer Registration System (for Buyer Brokers) Actually, usually there’s no such thing and that’s a potential problem ...

Tagged with: rules code disclosure dual agency multiple representation two buyers ontario law

Does the Agent Have to Disclose a Severance Condition?

May 9, 2016Agency

Does the Agent Have to Disclose a Severance Condition? This is a somewhat unique case. An owner severed their exiting lot into two par ...

Tagged with: severance condition agent duty obligation disclosure ontario law

Does the Seller Have to Disclose a Severance Condition?

May 8, 2016 - Updated: May 9, 2016Sellers

Does the Seller Have to Disclose a Severance Condition? There was a rather interesting case involving a property in the Niagara Region ...

Tagged with: severance condition restriction restrictive covenant compliance disclosure seller ontario law

Agents Must Declare Relationships to Relatives

May 8, 2016 - Updated: May 8, 2016RECO, OREA

Disclosure of Interest Obligation Registrants have a duty to disclose before they do business. This is a 2009 case. Kindly note the ca ...

Tagged with: relative disclosure interest reco rebba

Is a Back Up Offer a Competing Offer?

April 24, 2016 - Updated: April 24, 2016RECO, OREA

Is a Back Up Offer a Competing Offer? This is an interesting question since there are some clear and specific rules governing the &ldq ...

Tagged with: competing offer disclosure obligations rebba 2002 ontario law

Take the Money and Run: An Ethical Dilemma

April 1, 2016 - Updated: April 1, 2016Agency

Take the Money and Run: An Ethical Dilemma Sometimes a real estate agent will have confidential information. The ethical question is w ...

Tagged with: ethics confidentiality agency disclosure secret information ontario law

Brian Madigan's MULTIPLE BUYER DISCLOSURE and CONSENT FORM

April 30, 2015 - Updated: April 30, 2015Agency

Multiple Buyer Disclosure and CONSENT BROKERAGE:................................................................................ ...

Tagged with: multiple represenation disclosure buyers consent ontario law

Brian Madigan’s “Material Facts” CHECKLIST Part 5

January 3, 2015 - Updated: January 3, 2015Disclosure

Brian Madigan’s “Material Facts” CHECKLIST Part 5 Here is one further section, on “Environmental Issues” ...

Tagged with: environmental issues disclosure checklist ontario

Sellers: How to Avoid Lawsuits!

January 2, 2015 - Updated: January 2, 2015Disclosure

Sellers Avoid Lawsuits: Factor Defect into Price! Everyone wants to negotiate and get a good price for their house. But, when the deal ...

Tagged with: sellers lawsuits disclosure ontario law

Disclosure Obligation Backfires for Real Estate Agent

December 11, 2014 - Updated: December 11, 2014Disclosure

Disclosure Obligation Backfires for Real Estate Agent The real estate agent is charged with additional disclosure obligations over tha ...

Tagged with: disclosure failure to explain. imformed consent liability ontario law

Disclosure Dilemma of Listing Agents

December 10, 2014 - Updated: December 10, 2014Disclosure

Disclosure Dilemma of Listing Agents There are two separate and distinct laws that apply to disclosure when it comes to real estate tr ...

Tagged with: disclosure listing agents sellers duty conflict reslution ontario law bhasin v. hrynew

Disclosure Law~Course for Real Estate Agents

October 15, 2014 - Updated: October 15, 2014Courses

Real Estate Education Series (10) ~ Disclosure Laws in Canada for Real Estate Agents The course on the “The Laws of Disclosure a ...

Tagged with: disclosure laws sellers agents duty liability ontario law

Educational Programs for Real Estate Agents

August 22, 2014 - Updated: August 22, 2014Courses

Real Estate Education Series As many of you know, the continuing education requirements for real estate agents has been changed by REC ...

Tagged with: education continuing education real estate agents ontario courses disclosure agency torts agreements of purchase and sale risk management surveys estates family law matrimonial home joint tenancy title leases business sales

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 ...

Tagged with: disclosure agency. liability ontario law

The Statutory Obligation to Disclose Liabilities (Business Sale)

September 4, 2013 - Updated: September 4, 2013Selling a Business

Under Regulation 567/05 pursuant to the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002, there is an obligation to produce the financial statements ( ...

Tagged with: duties obligations disclosure liabilities ontario law

Required Documents under REBBA (Sale of Business)

August 29, 2013 - Updated: August 29, 2013Selling a Business

Question: What documents must be delivered to a purchaser, by the vendor’s agent in accordance with the Real Estate and Business ...

Tagged with: required docuements statements disclosure sale of business ontario law

Outright Lies by Agents are often Encouraged by Law

July 9, 2013 - Updated: August 22, 2016Agency

You might find it interesting that some agents were charged with the responsibility to deceive. That seems a little odd at the outset ...

Tagged with: agency fiduciary duties doctors hippocratic oath obligations disclosure best interests

Disclosure Laws ~ Course

July 2, 2013 - Updated: July 2, 2013Courses

Disclosure Laws and the Use of the Seller Property Information Statement I am presenting this course at the offices of the ...

Tagged with: disclosure contracts informed consent course brampton real estate board breb

Informed Consent Form for SPIS (OREA 225)

June 22, 2013 - Updated: June 22, 2013Seller Property Information Statements (SPIS)

The real estate associations throughout North American were concerned about the issue of consumer protection. If the seller failed to disclose a ...

Tagged with: orea form 225 information disclosure spis article

Advertising and Marketing after the Sale

April 29, 2013 - Updated: April 29, 2013Real Estate Agents

Real estate agents like to advertise their successes. That’s often how they get new business. So, they want to be able to say th ...

Tagged with: advertizing sale price days on market public disclosure consent

Recommendations -Informed Consent Disclosure

April 22, 2013 - Updated: April 22, 2013Contracts

Referral Agreement (Informed Consent) 1 May 2013 Brian Madigan, Referral Agent _____________, Recipient ...

Tagged with: disclosure contracts informed consent referral agreements acknowledgement

Bidding Wars and Fake Offers

April 21, 2013 - Updated: April 21, 2013Consumer Protection

In the Toronto market, bidding wars have been commonplace and each Spring the setting is very much the same. You decide to submit an O ...

Tagged with: bidding wars legislation changes rebba 2002 disclosure

Disclosure Law in Canada

March 18, 2013 - Updated: March 18, 2013Disclosure

If you want to know about the law of disclosure in real estate transactions, then have a look at this case: December 8, 2011 BETWE ...

Tagged with: disclosure real property supreme court article

Hiding Something? ~ Be a FSBO!

February 24, 2013 - Updated: February 25, 2013Sellers

Are You Hiding Something? ~ Then You Should Be a FSBO! Basically, it seems pretty clear, if you are selling your property and want to ...

Tagged with: fsbo rebba 2002 real estate agent disclosure material facts ontario law article

Brian Madigan LL.B. Broker

RE/MAX West Realty Inc. Brokerage

Independently owned and operated

96 Rexdale Blvd. , Toronto Ontario,

Phone: 416-745-2300

BRMadigan@Rogers.com

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