Uber, the popular ride-sharing app, is fighting a tax reassessment as they are arguing that they are not required to collect sales tax (GST/HST). The interesting tax case was summarized the Financial Post, which can be read here.
Home inspectors often include a waiver or limited liability provision in their contracts in case of error or omission. There are however ways around these contracts, as evidenced in 2013 when a judge ordered payment of just under $20,000.00 due to a home inspector's shortcoming in a real estate transaction. REM Online did a very good analysis of the case, which can be viewed here. Rimmer v. Building Insights Inc., 2013 ONSC 5561 (CanLII)
LPF, in effort to keep up with local news, will occasionally post news about York Region. The construction on Yonge Street south of Elgin Mills has created a headache for local businesses. To help ease the pain, the Richmond Hill municipal government has waived the $125.00 fee charged to businesses who apply for additional street signage. To read more about this issue, click here.
Due to popular request, the LPF case law series will head back to the issue of limitations. Specifically, this case will deal with the due diligence needed to determine discoverability under the Limitations Act. Laurent-Hippolyte v. Blasse et al.
The national rental report courtesy of rentals.ca and Bullpen Research suggest that rent in Toronto for 2019 is set to increase 11%. This massive surge would bring the average monthly rent to $2600.00 for a two-bedroom apartment. The growing rent in Toronto has pushed many to live in the suburbs where housing is a little more affordable. To read the article, click here.