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These emails are aimed at giving real estate professionals short, sharp and easily digestible comments on issues that come up frequently. Here are my latest emails in case you missed one. 

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2023

Walk-Through Clauses - December 5
Title Insurance + Title Fraud - November 28
Old Mortgages Can Cause Trouble - Part 2 - November 14
Old Mortgages Can Cause Trouble - Part 1 - October 24
Utility Lots are Land Mines! - Part 2 - October 10
Utility Lots are Land Mines! - Part 1 - September 26
When Neither Party Can Close... - September 14
Jam, Hockey and Insurance - September 11
Is Title Insurance Worth It? - August 29
Home on the Range Road: Rural RPRs - August 15
Closing with Ease: Remember to Check your Easements - July 25
Taxes + Land Titles: Update - July 18
Taxes + Land Titles - July 11
Title Insurance Was How Much?! - June 27
Incorporation - June 13
Taking Over Tenants: Part 2 - May 23
Taking Over Tenants: Part 1 - May 9
Condo Fees + Condo Insurance - April 25
Aging Condominiums - April 18
Encroachments Cost $$$$$ - April 11
Update: Is Your Client Non-Canadian? - March 28
Is Your Client Non-Canadian? - March 28
Writs of Execution Are Always Bad News! - March 28
Deck Permits Are Tricky! - March 14
Builders' Liens on Title - Part 2 - February 28
Builders' Liens on Title - Part 1 - February 14
Team Tip for First Time Home Buyers Incentive Program - January 24
Watch for Those Odd Numbers! - January 10
Unicorn License - January 4

2022

How Much Should a Deposit Be? - December 20
Non-Conforming vs. Non-Complying - December 6
Update: $14,000 Surprise! - November 22
90 Days or Three Months? - November 8
When is a Parking Space NOT a Parking Space? - October 25
Title Insurance Maximums? - October 11
What is an Unattached Good/Chattel? - September 27
Land Titles Delay Issues - September 13
What is Title Insurance Good For? - August 23
Are 'Approved' Permits Enough? - August 9
Compliance: What It Does + Doesn't Do - July 5
GST Traps - June 23
Negotiate that Partial Discharge - June 14
Insurance for Multi-Family Buildings - June 2
$14,000 Surprise! - May 23
Does A Tax Assessment Prove A Suite Is Legal? - May 12
Title Insurance + RPRs: What The Heck Does Title Insurance Do? - May 3
Land Titles is Way Behind - April 21
Owners Insurance - April 12
Changes to Olympia Trust Mortgages - March 25
Not Even Five Extra Minutes! - February 24
Giving Clients Comfort with Secondary Suites - February 2
Expensive Geothermal Mistake - January 4

2021 

2020

Huge Payout Penalty - December 17
Holiday Closings - December 7
Walk-Through Clauses - November 9
Speeding Up Estate Sales - September 29
Vinyl Siding Disaster - September 9
Renovation Heartbreak - August 18
To Clarify - Legal Fees + Field Law - August 5
What Do You Mean I Can't Pay Off My Mortgage?! - July 15
COVID-19 Timing Issues - June 30
Can I Help? - June 9
Small Condos = Big Trouble? - May 20
Quick Tip + COVID-19 Update - April 30

As always, we try to provide quick, helpful relevant information for real estate professionals. Please consider Field Law for all of your client’s legal needs.