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Canadian real estate law: The Legal Guide to Real Estate 2018

Author(s): Heather McKean, Stella Di Cresce

Jan 4, 2018

The main laws that govern real estate in Canada are the statutes of each provincial and territorial government. In each province, there are separate real estate laws which, save for Québec, are based on common law. For domestic or foreign investors looking to acquire, lease or develop property in Canada, understanding the complexities of these laws is crucial.

In the Canada chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Real Estate 2018, Osler partners Heather McKean and Stella Di Cresce provide an in-depth analysis and overview of Canadian real estate law to help you navigate the complexities of the market. The guide, written in a convenient question-and-answer format, also examines recent trends and major developments in the real estate sector.

The Q&A guide you with information about any of the following topics:

  • real estate law
  • ownership restrictions
  • real estate rights
  • system of registration
  • the land registry/registries
  • real estate market including which parties would be involved in a real estate transaction
  • liabilities of buyers and sellers in real estate transactions
  • finance and banking regulations
  • tax rules
  • leases of business and residential premises
  • public law permits and obligations
  • climate change including regulatory measures 

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