Real Estate Law in Canada: The Lay of the Land in 2020

May 25, 2020

Four partners in Stikeman Elliott’s Real Estate group recently co-authored the Canadian chapter of the Real Estate Global Practice Guide, published by U.K-based Chambers and Partners. This publication provides an excellent overview of real estate law across Canada, with a focus on the following topics, among many others:

  • Property rights and transfers of title;
  • Real estate due diligence;
  • Typical representations and warranties;
  • Canadian restrictions on foreign investors;
  • Financing commercial real estate acquisitions;
  • Granting of security over real estate;
  • Borrower default or insolvency;
  • Planning and zoning law in Canada;
  • Common real estate investment vehicles;
  • Commercial lease arrangements;
  • Pricing and risk-management of construction projects; and
  • Taxation issues affecting commercial real estate.

We are pleased to be able to make this 18-page publication available for downloading.

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