Tarion-approved 

LEGAL ISSUES IN HOUSING

Dates: 

January 10th, 2020

from 9:00am to 4:30pm

Location: The Thornhill Club, 7994 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON L4J 1W3

Price: $799 + HST

(incl. exam, materials, breakfast and lunch)

Group rates are available for groups of 6 or more, please contact training@buildability.ca

  • FACILITATED BY A LEGAL EXPERT

  • STUDY REAL LIFE EXAMPLES

  • AN INTERACTIVE SESSION FILLED WITH DISCUSSION

  • Only ONE day!

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Understand common legal situations faced by new home builders and learn the warning signs of when to seek a legal expert. This Tarion-approved course covers fundamental legal issues in housing and has been developed for new home builders. Topics include: Contract Law, Tort Law, the Construction Act, the Ontario New Homes Warranty Plan Act, and Statutory Laws.

 

This course will help build your basic understanding of legal terms and concepts that you will regularly encounter as a new home builder. Learn what you need to know in-class with a legal professional.

 

Note: This introductory course is intended for new home builders. This course will not make you a legal expert.

Course objectives

This workshop discusses topics such as:

  • Describe legal requirements of contracts

  • Describe types of contracts

  • Distinguish between an Agreement of Purchase and Sale, and a Contract Home

  • Give examples of warranties

  • Explain the land registry system and related topics

  • Describe builder liability

  • Explain the Construction Lien Act

  • Describe insurance law

  • Describe privacy law

  • Explain dispute resolution mechanisms

  • Describe employment law

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

LETIZIA J. FILIPAZZO

ASSOCIATE, VASSOS LAW

Letizia is an associate counsel at Vassos Law and focuses in the areas of Corporate-Commercial and Residential Real Estate. She provides clients legal advice in the areas of; Financing, Commercial and Residential Real Estate purchases and sales. Letizia also provides legal advice with respect to Provincial Offence and Municipal Court matters.

 

Letizia earned a Juris Doctor Degree from Bond University Law School in Queensland, Australia. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2014. She also obtained an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toronto. Letizia enjoys being part of several boards and committees. In 2013, she participated in the Ontario Condominium Act Review Board as a Consumer Advocate.

Outside of work, Letizia has volunteered her time with the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Feed the Hungry Program. She has also been active in organizing local Charity Gala’s and Fundraisers for Children.

Note: This is part of the new Tarion Education Criteria as of September 1, 2015 for new applicants proposing to build residential freehold and low-rise condominium under Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code. For more information on what competencies you need to meet, please visit “Tarion’s Getting Registered Page“.

This is a technical workshop intended for persons wishing to become a Tarion registered homebuilder. buildABILITY reserves the right to limit registration to individuals with the necessary demonstrated prerequisite knowledge and expertise.

Our refund policy can be found on our FAQ page. 

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