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What is a Contract? Must it be Written?

Posted on 13 May, 2015 at 22:05

By Daniel Greanya.


The term contract is a misunderstood term. Many laypeople understand a contract as a numbered document that lists things that both parties agree on in a rather formal manner, and which is usually drafted by a paralegal or lawyer. This understanding impacts their understanding of contract law and civil law as a concept, and their understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities. In reality, the term contract has a meaning far be...

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Civil (Contract) Law claims: Construction & the Implied Term of Reasonable Quality

Posted on 4 May, 2015 at 19:25

By Daniel Greanya.

Home renovation season is approaching, and disputes over construction projects and home renovations will surface in the months ahead. Many of these disputes will end up as civil law actions in the Small Claims Court. Homeowners have expectations about the quality of work and how the renovation will look, and it is important that both homeowners and contractors know their rights and responsibilities. Over the summer, I will address a few are...

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Limitation Periods: Is your time up?

Posted on 6 March, 2015 at 13:35

By Daniel Greanya, BA (Hons.), MA


One major issue that clients are often unaware of is that there are time limits for a Plaintiff’s Claim in Small Claims Court and for other proceedings as well (limitation period). The limitation period varies based on the proceeding, but it does impact a client’s ability to make a claim. In my experience, clients are usually unaware that a limitation period exists. While most of the time...

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Workplace Injury? Report it Early!

Posted on 25 February, 2015 at 19:00

 By Daniel Greanya, BA (Hons.), MA.


One issue that often hurts WSIB claimants is a failure to report an injury when it occurs. A workplace injury does not always seem to be serious enough at first, and often employees try to work through the injury and try to ignore the symptoms. While sometimes ignoring the symptoms may work for a while, this strategy can also backfire on the worker. A worker has a duty to cooperate in treatme...

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The Landlord and Tenant Board now handles Cooperative Housing Evictions.

Posted on 25 June, 2014 at 19:50

With the passage of the Bill 14, the Non-profit Housing Co-operatives Statute Law Amendment Act, 2013, the process for eviction from Housing Co-ops has been partially placed under the jurisdiction of the Landlord and Tenant Board.  This change will simplify the process, and reduce the cost for Housing Co-ops.  It will also promote greater consistency in Ontario's housing legislation.

Housing Co-ops can evict thier tenants at the Landlord and Tenant Board only after they have a...

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Lets talk Utilities: Utilities and Residential Tenancy Law

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By Daniel Greanya

How to handle utilities is often a major issue between landlords and tenants. It also raises legal issues given the state of the law and how it has been applied. Historically it was customary for utility payments to be included in the rent, which means that tenants would pay the same rent regardless of how much utility costs were. More recently, some landlords have chosen to make tenants pay their own utilities. Landlords like this approach because they...

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