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Real Estate Dispute Resolution/Litigation

Lawrences has a strong litigation team with extensive experience in litigating real property disputes. We work closely with our real estate lawyers and are dedicated to advising our clients on the most cost-effective and results-oriented solutions, often in disputes involving multimillion dollar transactions.

We act for vendors, purchasers, financial institutions, landlords, tenants, real estate agents, creditors, and debtors throughout Southern Ontario, especially Brampton, Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area, on such matters as:

  • Expropriations
  • Landlord and tenant disputes and claims
  • Lease termination
  • Condominium Declaration and by-law enforcement, common expense liens and power of sale
  • Enforcement of agreements of purchase and sale and other real estate contracts
  • Aborted transactions and default proceedings
  • Post-closing litigation and deficiencies
  • Mortgage enforcement
  • Financing issues
  • Breach of lending commitments
  • Construction liens
  • Dispute over real estate commissions
  • Adverse possession, boundary and access issues
  • Easements and right-of-way disputes
  • Trust claims
Mar 20, 2015 | Case Study

An Expropriation Case

The Problem Our clients ran a small trucking company. Their office and yard where they kept their trucks and equipment were conveniently located be...

Mar 19, 2015 | Case Study

Breach of Agreement

The Problem Our client, a developer, had been sued by a corporation which claimed that our client had agreed to advance financing. The plaintiff co...

Mar 19, 2015 | Case Study

Failure to Pay Rent

The Problem We represented a commercial landlord whose tenant had failed to pay rent and left the leased premises in a damaged state. Our Approach ...

Mar 19, 2015 | Case Study

An Aborted Commercial Real Estate Transaction

The Problem Our client, the vendor of commercial property in an aborted real estate transaction, was sued by the purchaser for a return of the depo...

Dec 01, 2014 | Article

Disputes Over Boundary Trees: Who Owns That Tree?

The saying that “good fences make good neighbours” may not extend to trees after a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice d...

Dec 01, 2011 | Article

Expropriated: What to Do Before the Bulldozers Get to the Gate

Mike and Joe run a small trucking company. Their office and yard where they keep their trucks and equipment are conveniently located beside the highway. They have just leased part of their property to a neighbouring business for parking. This morning, their office administrator greets them at the door with a Notice of Expropriation from the Ministry of Transportation: the province is widening the highway. What now?

Apr 01, 2010 | Article

The Standard Lease: How Much Protection Does It Really Provide?

Leases are a valuable form of protection—when properly drafted. Landlords run considerable risks if they rely on standard form leases, or if they enter into lease agreements without first obtaining legal advice. A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision, Montgomery v. Van, highlights these risks.

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