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 HCRA-approved 

LEGAL ISSUES IN HOUSING

This course is led by an expert construction lawyer.

 

Ask questions, review cases, arm yourself with the legal knowledge to run your building business.

HCRA-Approved

Live Online

Price

$599

Length

3 Half Days + Exam*

Dates

Sep 5, 12, 19, 26*, 2024

Time

9:30AM - 12:30PM, 11:00AM - 12:00PM*

  • 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

  • One Free exam rewrite included

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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Paige Crewson is a construction lawyer with twenty years' experience and an undergraduate degree in building science.  She has lived and worked in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, and has advised on major infrastructure and energy projects and disputes around the globe, often in the context of public private partnerships and other project-finance structures. With both a technical and legal understanding of the issues that arise in construction, she is able to help course participants place legal concepts into the reality of their daily work.  Paige communicates difficult concepts using readily understood language and illustrative examples. 

PAIGE CREWSON
Senior Construction Lawyer, LL. B.

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.

Our refund policy can be found on our FAQ page. 

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