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The Four-Legged Question

Service animals, ranging from guide dogs to emotional support animals, often present challenges to commercial building owners, who not only must comply with legal requirements but wish to be supportive of their building occupants – up to a…

A Construction Lien Primer

On July 1, 2018, most of the revisions of the overhauled Construction Lien Act (which was renamed the Construction Act, or the “New Act”) came into force in Ontario. On October 1st of this year the prompt payment and adjudication provisions…

Consent to Change Of Use

Lease use clauses are very important to both landlords and tenants, especially in the context of shopping centres and other retail properties. Landlords prefer narrow use clauses that give them control over the merchandising mix in order to…

Measure Twice, Cut Once

As most of you know, Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) has developed standards (BOMA Standards) for measuring commercial space that are widely adopted in the commercial real estate sector. From time to time, BOMA…
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