The legal framework governing commercial tenancies – leases of offices, warehouses, production facilities and other business premises – is different from the framework that governs residential tenancies in a number of key ways. First, commercial and residential tenancies are governed by the Commercial Tenancies Act and Residential Tenancies Act, respectively, and the two acts vary […]
Disputes with contractors over construction, renovation, landscaping or other such work are the most common type of cases in the Small Claims Court, and their success very much depends on proper actions being taken at the very early stages of the conflict. Our practice shows that a home owner is often somewhat lost when faced […]
This post discusses how uninsured drivers can defend car accident claims filed by insurance companies in small claims court.
Landlords we encounter are often surprised at the complexity of the process of evicting a tenant when circumstances change and they decide that they need the rental property for use by themselves or a close family member. Although the process is onerous, it makes legal sense: although the landlord retains ultimate ownership of the property, […]
There has been much talk about tightening the regulation surrounding the use of cellphones while driving as statistics suggests that such use is responsible for many accidents. The original section of the Highway Traffic Act that prohibited using a phone while driving came into effect in 2009, and has remained the same since. It reads: […]