HCRA-approved 

LEGAL ISSUES IN HOUSING

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Get your course credit in just 6 hours including the exam!

  • 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

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

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

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Barrister and Solicitor, Blundell Professional Corporation

Cliff’s practice focuses on the areas of professional negligence and construction disputes under the Tarion regime and ONHWP Act, CCDC Contracts, Construction Liens and Adjudication, Commercial Leases, Professional Disciplinary hearings, Insurance Law, section 128 Insurance Act Appraisal, and Arbitration.

Born and raised in Toronto, Clifford obtained a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1982 and attained the designation of Professional Engineer in 1986 followed by the Certificate of Authorization in 1996 from the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.

After working as a professional engineer in Canada for over 20 years, Clifford received an LLB from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2008, after which he attended the Honourable Society of the King’s Inns, in Dublin, Ireland and was called to the Bar Council of Ireland in 2010. Clifford returned to Ontario to be called to the Bar in 2015.

Clifford participates in rudimental drumming competitions throughout Canada and the US and enjoys boxing and spinning in his spare time.

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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 40 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,Meridian Credit Union, Kingsett Capital the Sorbara Group, ElAd Canada, Kylemore Communities, Sean Mason Homes and Aspen Ridge .

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 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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