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What you need to know about the mandatory Standard Lease Agreement

chinneck  -  Feb 28, 2018  -  No Comments
By Taylor Knight, Paralegal, with contributions by Brianne Smith, Law Clerk 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

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Waiving Title Requisitions: a Refresher

chinneck  -  Feb 13, 2018  -  No Comments
by Jordan Overholt, Chinneck Law. The Agreement of Purchase and Sale (“APS”) is Ontario’s standard-form contract for the purchase and sale of land, and its Section 10 contains two important deadlines that all parties to a land transaction must understand. The first deadline is the Requisition Date, which is the

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2017 Readers’ Choice Winner

chinneck  -  Jan 12, 2018  -  No Comments
We are thrilled to announce that Chinneck Law was voted the 2017 Readers’ Choice for Law Firms in London! Thank you so much to everyone for all your support. We are looking forward to continuing to provide the same great service to all our clients in 2018. https://readerschoice.ourlondon.ca/2017/10/business-service/law-firm

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Allow us to introduce you to our paralegal, Taylor Knight

chinneck  -  Nov 17, 2017  -  No Comments
Chinneck Law is pleased to introduce our paralegal, Taylor Knight. Taylor has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Western Ontario and graduated from the paralegal program at Fanshawe College in 2016. Paralegals are licensed by the Law Society of Ontario. Taylor works with our lawyers to provide cost-effective representation

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Did you know… if you divorce after you have a Will made, your Will is read as if your spouse predeceased you?

chinneck  -  Jun 14, 2017  -  No Comments
By Justin R. Newman, Chinneck Law 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

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Architectural Conservancy of Ontario 2012 Newsletter

chinneck  -  May 04, 2017  -  No Comments
ACO London Region Branch Newsletter “37 Ridout Street: A Hidden Gem”

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Did you know about these proposed changes to the Tarion New Home Warranty scheme?

chinneck  -  Apr 20, 2017  -  No Comments
By: Jordan T. Overholt, J.D., April 20, 2017 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

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Did you know that limiting your liability in a pre-incorporation contract can be a tricky endeavor?

chinneck  -  Apr 13, 2017  -  No Comments
–By Jordan T. Overholt, J.D.  April 13, 2017. From time to time, a client may find him or herself thinking about whether or not to enter into a contract on behalf of a corporation that does not yet exist. Generally, the scenario is as follows: Circumstances are such that a

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CMHC says the London housing market smoking hot

chinneck  -  Mar 28, 2017  -  No Comments
CMHC – 2017 LONDON HOUSING MARKET UPDATE

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Did you know.. police can now amend traffic tickets without invalidating them

chinneck  -  Feb 28, 2017  -  No Comments
By Todd W. Devitt, Chinneck Law Traffic tickets, as they are commonly known, are comprised of two things: (1) the “certificate of offence” and (2) the “offence notice” (which is the carbon copy of the certificate of offence). In the standard procedure, when a police officer catches an accused committing

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