Real Estate News
Condominium Act, 1998 –
Legislative Amendments Effective January 1, 2021
Posted December 15, 2020
Condominium Buyer's Guide is now available on the Condominium Authority of
Ontario's (CAO's) website: https://www.condoauthorityontario.ca/resources/condo-buyers-guide/.
Legislative amendments to
several sections of the Condo Act related to a condominium guide (condo guide)
will come into force on January 1, 2021. The legislative changes
under the Condo Act can be viewed here: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/98c19#BK1.
Beginning on January 1, 2021, declarants (developers) must provide a copy of
the Ontario's Residential Condominium Buyer's Guide to purchasers of
preconstruction/new residential condos or proposed condos along with the
currently required disclosure statement when the purchaser is buying the
residential property or proposed property from the developer or a person acting
on behalf of or for the benefit of the developer.
Land Registration Information
Posted Sep 24, 2020, Effective October 13, 2020
NEW PROCEDURES FOR REGISTERING PAPER DOCUMENTS
We have received information from the Director of Titles including:
Please Click Here for the new procedures to register paper documents
- Procedures for Registration of Paper Documents after October 13, 2020; and
- Paper Document Submission Request Form
Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act
Posted Aug 13, 2020
ONTARIO REGULATION 431/20, ADMINISTERING OATH OR DECLARATION REMOTELY
Consolidation Period: From August 1, 2020 to the e-Laws currency date.
This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.
Remote administering of oath, declaration permitted
1. An oath or declaration may be taken by a deponent or declarant without being in the physical presence of the person administering the oath or declaration, if the following conditions are met:
1. The oath or declaration is being administered by an electronic method of communication in which the person administering the oath or declaration and the deponent or declarant are able to see, hear and communicate with each other in real time throughout the entire transaction.
2. The person administering the oath or declaration confirms the identity of the deponent or declarant.
3. A modified version of the jurat or declaration is used that indicates,
i. that the oath or declaration was administered in accordance with this Regulation, and
ii. the location of the person administering the oath or declaration and of the deponent or declarant at the time of the administering.
4. In the case of a commissioner to whom section 5 of the Act applies, the information on the stamp required to be used under that section appears on or in the document being signed.
5. The person administering the oath or declaration takes reasonable precautions in the execution of the person’s duties, including ensuring that the deponent or declarant understands what is being signed.
2. Every person who administers an oath or declaration in accordance with section 1 shall keep a record of the transaction.
3. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).