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Levy Zavet – The Misconceptions Between Guardianship and Power of Attorney

If a person becomes incapable of making decisions for themselves, a family member, close friend, or another person or sometimes even a trust corporation often receives...

Levy Zavet – Is it time to sell your family cottage?

Quiet days spent fishing on the lake, jumping off the dock into the cool refreshing water, nights spent around a campfire and endless family game nights:...

Levy Zavet – What is a spousal trust for your will?

A spousal trust is an important aspect of the estate planning process that is often overlooked. Sometimes called a testamentary spousal trust, this important tool is...

Registering a Notice to try and save a Power of Sale

Often, borrowers loosing their home to a power of sale will take any advise they can get to stop the process. Borrowers are sometimes led...

Meeting your legal needs during Covid-19

At Levy Zavet, the health and safety of our clients and staff is our top priority. During this time, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation as...

Private Lending: Do not Rely on Someone Else’s Appraisal!

Often private lenders will receive a brief term sheet with an email introduction from a mortgage broker or agent trying to place a mortgage deal.  Included...

Levy Zavet Lawyers – Are restrictive covenants always totally and completely enforceable?

For most buyers purchasing real estate, it is common practice to check municipal by-laws to determine whether their intended use for a property will be permissible. What they may...

Levy Zavet Lawyers: A Real Estate Lawyer’s Top Tips for First-Time Homebuyers in 2020

As 2019 came to a close, many Canadians are setting their sights on 2020 and making plans for the next decade. If one of your New...

Do Private Lenders need a brokerage license to lend in Ontario?

The Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006, requires that a mortgage lender hold a brokerage license in Ontario. And that a person or...

Why Would One Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

For most Canadians, the purchase of a home is the largest single investment that they will ever make. Not only is the purchase of a home a large...