Vacant Property – What Taxes You Need To Be Concerned About?

Canada and various municipalities have implemented tax on properties which are kept vacant for a specific period of time. Here is a highlight of the main taxes in Canada and municipalities. Underused Housing Tax Canada [1] What it is? The Underused Housing Tax is an annual federal 1% tax on the ownership of vacant or […]

The Executor’s Role in Estate Administration

The Executor’s Role in Estate Administration Read on to ensure you’re checking off the necessary boxes In the province of Ontario, the process of estate administration involves the appointment of executors and administrators who are responsible for managing and distributing a deceased person’s assets. Understanding the specific role and responsibilities of executors and administrators in […]

Legal Bites – Cottage Country Due Diligence

Legal Bites – Cottage Country Due Diligence Lawyer Beware! Be sure to keep track of the many unique areas of due diligence for clients buying cottage property in Ontario   When a client is purchasing a cottage property in Ontario, a lawyer should conduct a comprehensive review of a variety of due diligence areas to […]

Legal Bites – Estates Taxes

Legal Bites – Estates Taxes If you’re planning on settling an estate, what taxes should you expect to pay? When planning your estate, it is imperative to make sure that your affairs are handled in the most efficient way possible. A question we get asked frequently at Northview Law when helping clients with their wills […]

Non-Resident of Canada? What to Know Before Selling Your Home

Non-Resident of Canada? What to Know Before Selling Your Home Without the necessary preparation, you could be hit with some serious fees If you are a non-resident of Canada and are looking to sell a property, you will need to obtain a Certificate of Compliance from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) before the sale can […]

5 Things to Consider Before Drafting Your Will

Five Things to Consider Before Drafting Your Will   In Ontario, having a properly drafted will is an essential component of estate planning. It is important to plan ahead and ensure that your wishes are clearly documented and legally enforceable. Here are five things that you should do to prepare for having your will drafted […]

Is Artificial Intelligence About to Replace Lawyers?

Artificial Intelligence to Replace Lawyers? With the exponential growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI), are lawyers doomed to become extinct?   Change is coming, whether we like it or not. While the legal profession (and many others like it) has traditionally been slow to adapt to new technologies, AI seems to be making a strong push […]

Raising a Glass to Prohibition

Raising a Glass to Prohibition Amendments have been made to ease the restrictions against foreign home buying in Canada Background Just months after the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act (the “Act”) went into force, new amendments have been enacted to ease and cool off the lofty restrictions that were imposed. […]