Showing posts from June, 2020

Condo Lien 101: Here's What You Need To Know About Condo Liens

Image * The contents of this article are the sole and exclusive property of Aaron Miller, Barrister & Solicitor. The contents herein are an opinion of the author and does not constitute legal advice. In no way does this article constitute a legal retainer. Picture yourself in the following situation: You are a condo board member, and are seemingly aware that a condo owner is failing to pay their common expenses. These common expenses are the "lifeblood" of the condo building's existence. Without common expenses collected from condo owners, there is no way the condo will be able to pay for services such as security, landscaping, maintenance, projects and any other services the condo may need for the benefit of the owners at large. Knowing all of this, you continue to get more and more worried and make your thoughts known to other board members.  What would the knowledgeable condo board or board member do to rectify a non-paying condo ow

Construction Lien and COVID-19: Here's What You Need To Know

Image ** The contents of this blog constitute an opinion of Aaron Miller, and are not intended to be legal advice or form a retainer. All content is the sole property of Aaron Miller, Barrister & Solicitor. Here's a fact: if there's one industry that's been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's the construction industry. Considering how much construction there is in the City of Toronto or the Province of Ontario, ranging from individual homes to skyscrapers, you can bet the industry is on hard times. So what happens if you are a construction company, let's say a contractor or subcontractor, and the party you contracted with is not paying you? What happens if you are an owner of a home, office building, or other property, and due to the pandemic, you are unable to pay your contractors, subcontractors, and possibly even sub-subcontractors? As a fully licensed Real Estate lawyer in the Province of Ontario, which includes my Co