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Canadian Real Estate Law: The Legal Guide to Real Estate 2015

Author(s): Stella Di Cresce

February 2015

The 2018 Canadian real estate law guide is now available.


The Canadian real estate market continues to experience steady growth as the country’s stable economy creates a low-risk environment for those looking to acquire, lease, finance or develop property in Canada. To successfully navigate the complexities of this market – whether it be buying property in Canada or investing in commercial projects – domestic and foreign parties should have an understanding of the principal laws that govern Canadian real estate.

In the Canada chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate 2015, Osler partners Heather McKean and Stella Di Cresce provide practical insight into Canadian real estate law. Written in an easily digestible question-and-answer format, the chapter offers thoughtful answers to common commercial real estate law queries while also examining recent trends and significant developments in the market.

From an introduction to provincial and federal property laws to an in-depth look at public law permits and obligations, the Q&A provides a solid foundation for investors and developers interested in further exploring their possibilities within the burgeoning Canadian real estate sector. Additional topics covered in the chapter include:

  • Ownership
  • Real estate rights
  • The system of registration
  • The registry/registries
  • The real estate market
  • Liabilities of buyers and sellers in estate transactions
  • Finance and banking regulations
  • Tax rules
  • Leases of business premises
  • Climate change

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This chapter originally appeared in the 10th edition of The International Comparative Guide to Real Estate, published by Global Legal Group.

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