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GTA December Sales Steady Ontario Real Estate Source Brian Madigan LL.B. The sales in the GTA for single family homes held relatively steady in December. So many times, December 2010 is compared to December 2009. But, actually the true measure should be the month of December in the last few year...
Chattels and Fixtures ~ Contracts are Irrelevant By Brian Madigan LL.B. The law related to the chattels and fixtures debate is the law of real property. Contract law has nothing to do with it. So, it doesn't matter whether we are talking about an agreement of purchase and sale, a mortgage, a cha...
Rebutting the Presumption (Chattels and Fixtures) Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. The process of converting chattels into fixtures, referred to as "annexation" is a difficult one. The simple part is straightforward. If it's attached, it's a fixture, if it's not, then it's still...
Chattels and Fixtures ~ The Legal Test Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. The most often quoted case dealing with the law of Fixtures in Ontario is the 1902 case of Stack v. T. Eaton Co. Here is the test (in the words of the trial Judge) for determining whether an item is a fixtur...
Chattels and Fixtures ~ The Conversion Process (Ontario Real Estate Source) By Brian Madigan LL.B. The key concept in the chattel-fixture debate is the process of conversion. Other than land itself everything that became a fixture started out as a chattel somewhere else. It was brought upon the ...
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Snow Shovelling Rules It's difficult to imagine but there actually are rules about snow shovelling. Perhaps this arises since the GTA has recently received its first big snowfall of the year. If you are in the snow ploughing or snow removal business, the year is based on 16 snowfalls. A customer...
Snow Shovelling ~ Don't Ruin the Lawn By Brian Madigan LL.B. Here's the problem in the northern areas. There's lots of snow and the road crews are out dumping salt and sand on the roads. You drive over the roads and the undercarriage of your car is covered in salt, sand and ice. If it stays ther...
Personal Property (Sub-categories)  By Brian Madigan LL.B.  The laws related to personal property started out with a basic division: 1)    chattels real, and 2)    chattels personal. Personal property was to be distinguished from real property. Personal property in the Middle Ages had nominal va...
Real Property (Sub-categories) By Brian Madigan LL.B. There were two sub-categories that applied to real property. There were: 1)    corporeal hereditaments, and 2)    incorporeal hereditaments. So, that was certainly something of a mouthful, and doesn't lead itself to a quick explanation. Let's...

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