Home Training Tarion-Approved: Legal Issues in Housing

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Tarion-Approved: Legal Issues in Housing


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Course Description

Understand common legal situations faced by new home builders and learn the signs on when to seek a legal expert. This Tarion-approved course covers fundamental legal issues in housing and has been adapted to the needs of new home builders. Topics include: Contract Law, Tort Law, the Construction Act, the Ontario New Homes Warranty Plan Act, and Statutory Laws. This course will help build your basic understanding of legal terms and concepts that you will regularly encounter as a new home builder. Learn what you need to know in-class with a legal professional.

This introductory course is intended for new home builders. This course will not make you a legal expert.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe legal requirements of contracts
  • Describe types of contracts
  • Distinguish between an Agreement of Purchase and Sale, and a Contract Home
  • Give examples of warranties
  • Explain the land registry system and related topics
  • Describe builder liability
  • Explain the Construction Lien Act
  • Describe insurance law
  • Describe privacy law
  • Explain dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Describe employment law

Additional Information

This course is a one day class.

The course fee includes the exam, participant materials, breakfast, and lunch. Please notify us of any food allergies and/or dietary restrictions you may have.

Group rates are available for 6 or more. Please email to set up a group rate.

If you have any questions, please contact

About the Speaker

Letizia J. Filippazzo

Associate, Vassos Law

Letizia is an associate counsel at Vassos Law and focuses in the areas of Corporate-Commercial and Residential Real Estate. She provides clients legal advice in the areas of; Financing, Commercial and Residential Real Estate purchases and sales. Letizia also provides legal advice with respect to Provincial Offence and Municipal Court matters.

Letizia earned a Juris Doctor Degree from Bond University Law School in Queensland, Australia. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2014. Additionally, she also obtained an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toronto.
Letizia enjoys being part of several boards and committees. In 2013, she participated in the Ontario Condominium Act Review Board as a Consumer Advocate.

Outside of work, Letizia has volunteered her time with the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Feed the Hungry Program. She has also been active in organizing local Charity Gala’s and Fundraisers for Children.

Please note: This is a technical workshop intended for persons wishing to become a Tarion registered homebuilder. buildABILITY reserves the right to limit registration to individuals with the necessary demonstrated prerequisite knowledge and expertise.

If you need to cancel yourself from a course and it is:

  • More than 7 days prior to the first day of the course, you will receive a full refund less a $75 + HST administration fee
  • Less than 7 days prior to the first day of the course, you will receive a refund of 50% of your registration fee
  • The day of class and you did not show up, you will be charged a full fee and will not be eligible for a refund

Cancellations must be received by phone or email.

Rescheduling, relocating, or cancelling events is at the discretion of buildABILITY Corporation. Should this happen: we will provide a notice 5 days prior to the seminar, you will not be charged.

  • Total Cost

    $799 + HST

  • Liberty Suites

    7191 Yonge Street, Suite 1201, Thornhill, ON L3T 0C4

  • Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM