Real Estate


Bob Aaron was called to the Ontario Bar in 1972 and is a sole practitioner in the areas of real estate, wills and estates, corporate and commercial law, and landlord/tenant law.

The law firm of Aaron & Aaron was founded by Irving Aaron, Q.C., in 1930. Today it consists of Bob Aaron and a dedicated support staff.

Bob served as an elected a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada for 16 years and is now an ex-officio life Bencher.  He has served on a number of Law Society Committees and also served as vice-chair of the Law Society Foundation and the Lawyers Fund for Client Compensation. In 1993 he founded the Ontario Real Estate Lawyers Association.

Bob has presented papers to continuing education programs at the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association Institute, the Continuing Legal Education Society of Nova Scotia, the Toronto Police Service Fraud Squad, the Toronto Real Estate Board, the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Real Estate Institute of Canada, Waterloo Regional Police Fraud Conference, Thunder Bay Law Association, the National Forum on Smoke-free Multi-Unit Dwellings, and the  Greater Toronto Home Builders Association.  He is a frequent media guest on radio and television, and has appeared on several segments of CBC-TV Markeplace, and CBC Radio The Current.  He often writes legal opinions on real estate issues for other lawyers to use in litigation matters, and has been qualified as an expert witness in Ontario Superior Court.

In 2014, he received the first President’s Award of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors.  He is also the author of Real Estate Powers of Attorney, a chapter in Powers of Attorney and Capacity: Practice and Procedure, by Jasmine Sweatman, (Canada Law Book 2014) .  

Since May, 2000, he has written more than 600 Title Page columns (now called Property Law) on Saturdays in the New in Homes section of the Toronto Star, and for more than 35 years wrote the Coins and Stamps columns in the Star.

Bob has served as board member and chair of the Multiple Dwelling Standards Association, a landlord organization; the Non-Smokers' Rights Association, and the Smoking and Health Action Foundation.

Bob was a government appointee to the board of the Tarion Warranty Corporation from 2009 to 2011, and chair of its Consumer Advisory Council from 2011 to 2014. 

what we do...

SALE AND PURCHASE OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

Purchase of Residential Properties (including recreational property for personal use)

  • reviewing the executed agreement of purchase and sale
  • investigating title and checking description, making requisitions on title and on other matters recited in the agreement.
  • searching for arrears of realty and all other taxes and rates constituting statutory liens
  • advising on the applicability of HST legislation
  • searching for executions
  • reviewing transfer
  • reviewing statement of adjustments and examining survey (if available)
  • making zoning and building by-law enquiries, searching for work orders, discussing with the purchaser all matters related to title, zoning and statement of adjustments
  • in rural recreational properties, advising clients with respect to road access, shore road allowance, septic issues, water potability and well issues
  • attending on execution of documents
  • attending to the closing
  • giving opinion on title

Purchase of Residential Condominium Units

  • reviewing agreement of purchase and sale and accompanying documents, including reviewing declaration, by-laws, management contract, insurance trust agreement, and all other condominium documentation
  • investigating title and checking the description
  • searching for arrears of realty and other taxes and rates constituting statutory liens
  • advising on the applicability of HST legislation
  • making zoning and building by-law enquiries
  • searching for work orders
  • examining condominium unit plan
  • making requisitions on title and on other matters recited in the agreement
  • reviewing transfer
  • obtaining and reviewing statement from condominium corporation as to financial condition
  • reviewing statement or adjustments
  • discussing with the purchaser all matters related to title, zoning, condominium registration and adjustments
  • attending to the closing
  • attending on execution of documents
  • advising about common expenses, insurance coverage, boundary limits of condominium unit

Sale of Residential Properties (including sale of recreational property for personal use)

  • reviewing executed agreement of purchase and sale
  • preparing transfer
  • answering requisitions on title
  • preparing and advising on statement of adjustments
  • advising on the applicability of HST legislation
  • attending on execution of documentation
  • attending to the closing and completing the sale

Sale of Residential Condominium Units

  • reviewing executed agreement of purchase and sale
  • advising on the applicability of HST legislation
  • supplying copies of the declaration, by-laws, management contract, insurance trust agreement, up-to-date insurance certificate
  • preparing transfer of title
  • answering requisitions
  • preparing statement of adjustments
  • attending on execution of documentation
  • attending to the closing and and completion of the sale

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Sale and Purchase of Commercial Properties

Purchase of Commercial Real Estate

  • reviewing executed agreement of purchase and sale
  • investigating title, making requisition on title and on other matters recited in the agreement
  • searching for arrears of realty and all other taxes and rates constituting statutory liens
  • advising on the applicability of HST legislation
  • searching for executions
  • reviewing transfer
  • preparation of one charge given back and/or personal property security agreement
  • searching under the Personal Property Security Act for registrations
  • reviewing all leases and/or tenancy agreements, service contracts and employment contracts (if any) with respect to the property
  • reviewing bill of sale (if any)
  • reviewing statement of adjustments and examining survey (if available)
  • making zoning and building by-law enquiries
  • searching for work orders
  • discussing with the purchaser all matters related to title, zoning and statement of adjustments
  • attending on execution of documents
  • attending to the closing
  • giving opinion on title
  • enquiries with respect to compliance with Environmental Control Regulations

Sale of Commercial Real Estate

  • reviewing executed agreement of purchase and sale
  • preparing transfer, bill of sale, assignment of lease and/or tenancy agreement
  • assignment of service contracts
  • preparing statement of adjustments
  • advising on the applicability of HST legislation
  • answering requisitions on title and on other matters recited in the agreement
  • reviewing charge taken back and/or personal property security agreement (if any)and perfecting security interest
  • attending the closing and completing the sale

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Sale and Purchase of Land

  • negotiate the terms of a purchase or sale of a property which may include finding a vendor or purchaser
  • drawing agreement of purchase and sale including attendances to take instruction and execution
  • drawing transfer of land including attendances to take instruction, execution and registration
  • drawing transmission or survivorship application including attendances to take instruction, execution and registration
  • drawing executor's or administrator's transfer including attendances to take instruction, execution and registration

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Charge of Land

  • preparing charge and extra copy for chargor and delivery to chargor
  • investigating title
  • searching for arrears of realty and other taxes constituting statutory liens
  • searching for executions
  • reviewing survey (if available)
  • making zoning and building by-law inquiries and searching for work orders
  • discussing with the chargee all matters related to title
  • >reporting
  • giving opinion on title

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Power of Sale Proceedings

  • taking instructions searches, interviews, attendances, drawing and serving notice
  • negotiations leading to completion of the sale
  • drawing declarations of default and service and other supporting material
  • attending on making declarations and preparing deposits

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Personal Property Transactions????

  • drawing of security agreement including copies for registration purposes and financing statement and extra copy for the borrower
  • conducting all appropriate searches
  • obtaining corporation status reports and other applicable reports including taxes and/or rates constituting statutory liens
  • searching for executions
  • obtaining confirmation with respect to insurance coverage ( if required )
  • attending to all necessary registrations
  • reporting

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Leases

  • drawing of lease
  • reviewing and advising on lease
  • subsearching of title or other searches and services required with respect to the leased premises
  • drawing commercial leases including negotiations and all other services
  • drawing additional provisions with respect to construction terms and specifications included in either an agreement to lease or lease

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