LEGAL ISSUES IN HOUSING
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FACILITATED BY A LEGAL EXPERT
STUDY REAL LIFE CASES
AN INTERACTIVE SESSION FILLED WITH DISCUSSION
WRITE THE EXAM AT THE END OF the course AT NO ADDITIONAL COST
Understand common legal situations faced by new home builders and learn the warning signs of when to seek a legal expert. This HCRA-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.
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.
LEOR MARGULIES, B.C.L., LL.B.
PARTNER, ROBINS APPLEBY
Leor Margulies is the real estate group leader at Robins Appleby LLP and has been a respected member of the Toronto real estate community for over 30 years. His valuable legal counsel is sought out by financial institutions, real estate developers, property owners, and builders. Some of his longstanding clients include the BMO, RBC, Laurentian Bank of Canada, the Sorbara Group, Great Gulf Homes, Kylemore Communities and Toronto Port Lands Corporation.
Leor specializes in residential high/low-rise development and construction financing, with an emphasis on condominiums. His real estate group handles all types of commercial and industrial developments, leasing and financing, including innovative public and private joint ventures and co-tenancies.
Since 1999, Leor has served as a director/secretary on the executive committee of BILD, representing BILD on numerous industry issues.
Note: This is part of the new HCRA Education Criteria as of February 1, 2021 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 “HCRA’s Getting Registered Page".
This is a technical workshop intended for persons wishing to become a HCRA registered homebuilder. buildABILITY reserves the right to limit registration to individuals with the necessary demonstrated prerequisite knowledge and expertise.
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