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Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 9:32 AM

Updates needed for B.C. strata rules: law institute Kevin Zakreski, B.C. Law Institute

A B.C. law reform agency is recommending changes to provincial strata regulations in order to provide more clarity and create more consistent rules for strata owners and board members. The B.C. Law Institute (BCLI)’s Report on Governance Issues for Stratas contains 81 recommendations for reform of stratas, also known as condominiums. ... [read more]

Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 8:57 AM

Homebuyers beware: Sellers could be eavesdropping listening_in_sm

In mid-January, Juliana Webster, a real estate agent based in Hamilton, talked to the CBC about two of her clients using audio and video surveillance to eavesdrop on potential home buyers. ... [read more]

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 12:55 PM

Robins Appleby names two new partners

Robins Appleby LLP announced that Ellad Gersh and Charlie Kim have joined the firm’s partnership. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 12:49 PM

Keyes elected Cox & Palmer’s N.B. managing partner

Cox & Palmer announced that Edward Keyes has been elected New Brunswick managing partner. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 9:13 AM

Marriage contracts and the right of survivorship marriage_contract_sm

To what extent is a solicitor obliged to make inquiries and make clear to his client that the reasonable expectations that his client may have arising from a proposed transaction may in fact be frustrated by the actions of the other party? ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 9:15 AM

Despite legal issues, smart tech good for real estate industry digital_realestate_sm

Poring over generic postings with limited information, glancing through blurry photos, attending open houses, standing over fax machines, anxiously awaiting a response. Driving out to meet your clients at a local café, presenting the offer, and getting paper signatures. ... [read more]

Monday, January 21, 2019 @ 10:41 AM

POWERS OF MUNICIPALITY - Nuisances - Unsightly property

Appeal by the property owner from a decision of the Regina Appeal Board dismissing his appeal from orders requiring him to demolish a house under construction and a property line fence due to nuisance conditions existing at the properties. ... [read more]

Monday, January 21, 2019 @ 9:36 AM

More normalization adjustments when valuing a privately held corporation business_history_sm

As discussed in Part 1 of this series, the historic operating results of a company can sometimes be used to value a privately held business. In such circumstances, a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) may need to make a number of “normalization adjustments” to the company’s historic operating results to eliminate one-time or non-recurring items, or to restate revenues and expenses to “arm’s length” fair market value amounts. ... [read more]

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 12:01 PM

Real estate associate joins DLA Piper’s Edmonton office

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that associate Jonathan Fraser is the newest member of the firm’s Edmonton office. ... [read more]

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 8:51 AM

INTERESTS IN LAND - Joint estates - Unilateral transfer of interest inter vivos

Appeal by the defendants, Gordon and Vivian Midtdal, from a judgment declaring the plaintiff, Melva Pohl, the sole owner of disputed lands. ... [read more]