Reasons to write a Power of Attorney for personal care

A Power of Attorney (POA) for personal care is a legal document that gives someone you trust the right to make medical decisions on your behalf, if and when you are no longer mentally or physically capable of making decisions on your own. It’s one of the three most important documents everyone should have (the [...]

By | 2018-07-08T21:36:24+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

Buying a house with a tenant? Here’s what you need to know

For many homeowners, renting out the basement or other areas of their home is an attractive idea. After all, having a tenant helps cover mortgage costs, making the purchase easier to afford. In exchange, all you (hopefully) have to do is fix the occasional leaky faucet. But having a tenant in a single-family home can [...]

By | 2018-05-30T22:20:15+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|

5 more reasons you need to write a will now

January has come and gone but we’re still going on about the New Year’s resolution that should have been at the top of the list for at least half of Canadians — to write a will. And now that it’s February, it’s time to get on it, preferably before you take that next trip (March [...]

By | 2018-05-30T22:20:15+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

Don’t break this New Year’s resolution: Write a will

With the holidays done and gone, it’s now that time of year — the time to buckle down and get on with fulfilling those New Year’s resolutions. You know the ones where we all resolve to go to the gym every day, lose 10 pounds and maybe even call our mothers more than once a [...]

By | 2018-05-30T22:20:15+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

What you need to know about buying a pre-construction condo

Buying a pre-construction condo is more complicated than it first seems. The easy part is what feels like the hardest — finding a condo that you love at a price you can afford. Sure, you may have looked at dozens of plans in a number of buildings to find the one that’s right for you. [...]

By | 2018-05-30T22:20:15+00:00 August 28th, 2017|

Elder abuse under the guise of a POA is all too common

While awareness of elder abuse is on the rise, sadly, its prevalence is not falling. Spotting this kind of abuse is not all that easy though, because neglect and financial abuse may come under the guise of a Power of Attorney (POA). Consider this possible scenario. Variations of this scenario happen more frequently than most [...]

By | 2018-05-30T22:20:15+00:00 June 30th, 2017|

Legal agreements are a must in shared home ownership arrangements

Earlier this month, about two dozen Torontonians came together in a speed-dating type of event in search of a home ownership partner. These are people who may have sizeable down payments but, in today’s hot Toronto housing market, can’t make a go of it alone. What they each need is someone willing to share a [...]

By | 2018-05-30T22:20:16+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|