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We are looking at 2 adjacent properties in Mississauga, Ontario,

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We are looking at 2 adjacent properties in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Would there be any issues buying both of them under the same name. The seller of the properties has one property solely under his name and the 2nd property is under his and his wife's name. Should we be concerned or is there something we should be looking at ?
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This can become a concern if you have the same name on both properties.

The reason why is that pursuant to the Planning Act when two adjacent properties are owned by the same owner the lots merged and you cannot simply sell them as single lots without bring an application under the Act to have them severed.

I suggest you discuss this with your real estate lawyer.

If you don't have a lawyer yet then you can contact the Law Society and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be free.

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1-800-268-8326 or(NNN) NNN-NNNN(within the GTA)

Let me know if you need any further clarification.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Even if the purchaser is the same for both the lots ?

Yes. That's the point. It likely should not be the same purchaser for both lots.
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