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Paul De Francesca and John Mascarin, co-authored Annotated Land Development Agreements, a two-volume set on land development.
This work stands as a definitive resource for the public and private sector professional. This important resource guides the reader through, and simplifies, the often complex, lengthy and highly specialized agreements required to develop land in Ontario.
The book features a thorough discussion of the law with respect to land development agreements and provides fully annotated model forms of the most prevalent and commonly used types of development and municipal agreements.
Each chapter focuses on specific agreements, including subdivision, site plan control, development, bonusing, development charge, front-ending agreements, developer cost sharing agreements, heritage and conservation easement agreements and conditional building permit agreements. Terms, clauses and conditions of each agreement are examined thoroughly, providing the public and private sector professional with practical explanations and commentary on negotiating and drafting effective land development agreements.
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De Francesca law routinely gives presentations to realtors, mortgage agents and banking professionals on current real estate and mortgage law topics.
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For your convenience, back issues of Real Estate and Mortgage Reports are listed below:
|Return of a Buyer Deposit: What and What Not to Do|
|Ontario’s New Standard (and Mandatory) Residential Lease|
|The Dangers of Giving A Continuing/All Accounts Guarantee|
|Condominium Act Reforms|
|Non-Resident Speculation Tax|
|Time is of the Essence: Perils of Missing a Deadline (Even by One Day)|
|Land Use Uncertainty – Not an Excuse to Ignore Contractual Deadlines|
|Overholding Clauses: What Are They?|
|Oral Agreements Related to…|
|Lenders with a First Mortgage: Be Careful When Adding Costs to the Principal Amount on Renewal|
|Defects Relating to Real Estate: Marijuana Growing Operations|
|Vendors Representations and Warranties that Bite You|
|The Danger of Seller Property Information Statements|
|Rights of First Refusal|
|When it is Too Late to Enforce a Mortgage Payment|
|Doctrine of Merger|
|Residential Rental Deposits: How they Can Be Applied Without Breaking the Law|
|Canada Revenue Agency Super Priority|
|Enforcing Condominium By-Laws|
|Specific Performance: Compelling a Seller to Close When the Seller is Trying to Back Out of the Deal|
|Residential Leases and How to Deal with Snow and ice Removal Obligations|
|Unexecuted Agreements: Binding or Not?|
|Protecting the Rights of a Purchaser After Closing|
|The Perils of Drafting an Ambiguous Escape Clause|
|Defaulting Purchasers: How to Keep Your Deposit|
|Pitfalls of Outstanding Municipal Taxes|
|Is Interest at a Criminal Rate When it is Demanded or Received?|
|Signing Guarantees: The Necessity to Read the Guarantee Document|