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Relationship Between Climate Change and Real Estate Valuation

Posted on 21st September, by in Articles. No Comments

Stephen Waque, a senior partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP whose practice focuses on environmental law, highlights the impact that climate change will have on land values and how environmental initiatives can help municipalities remain competitive.

Climate change factors will have a significant and differential impact on land values. Green development is a factor that will drive the larger trend toward larger development companies, and areas subject to intensification and development in accordance with Green building and Green neighbourhood standards will increase in value significantly more than alternative
properties.

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Stephen Waque is a senior partner with BLG and a founding director and past president of the Ontario Expropriation Association. He has more than 30 years experience in the practice of expropriation legislation and real estate law. Stephen is the author of New Law of Expropriation, a two-volume reference text that … Read More »


Expropriations Require Balance Between Landowners Rights and Public Interests

Posted on 14th September, by in Articles. No Comments

Stephen Waque, a senior partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP whose practice focuses on expropriation law, highlights the fine line between public and private interests when expropriating land for public development.

The fundamental characteristic of expropriation is that an owner is dispossessed of a real property interest without the owner’s consent. There can be no greater compromise of a right or interest in a free and democratic society than the bald fact that a public authority can take that interest away without the owner’s consent except, perhaps, to take it away without right of compensation or due process.

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Stephen Waqué is a senior partner with BLG and a founding director and past president of the Ontario Expropriation Association. He has more than 30 years experience in the practice of expropriation legislation and real estate law. Stephen is the author … Read More »