Tarion-approved 

LEGAL ISSUES IN HOUSING

Course Length: 1 day

Date: TBD

Location: North York/Thornhill, ON

Price: Join the wait list for free!

Join the wait list and we will notify you ​once the next course is taking place. The course fee is $799 + HST and this includes the exam, all participant 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

INSTRUCTORs

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.

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