Legal Issues

Legal Issues

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I recently read about four young professionals who were able to rent a detached home together for less money than they would each have to pay for a one-bedroom apartment.

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With media reports and international policy-making bodies pointing to Canadian real estate as a high-risk area for money laundering, it may be time for real estate brokers to ensure they’re prepared.

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We have seen what happens when deals do not close. Buyers and sellers sue each other and the only winners are the lawyers. Here are five tips to remember to make sure your deals close on time.

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The standard form lease tries to be all things to all people and ends up being suitable for no one. Because it tries to be generic enough to fit all tenancy situations, it ends up fitting no tenancy situations.

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Is it the obligation of the listing agent to verify the units being sold against the condominium plans to make sure that the sellers' deed matches the unit in which they are living?

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We now have the case of Wang v Shao, out of the B.C. Supreme Court, released on March 9, 2018. Has this case changed my opinion or the law in Canada?

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While such preservation of vistas and nature protect the environment associated with a cottage or vacation property, it also complicates the buying and selling process. Here are some common pitfalls.

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Will the sellers have to disclose this gruesome discovery should they decide to sell their home in the future? Here are five lessons to remember when it comes to property stigmas.

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Effective Jan. 1, 2018, warranties previously offered only on newly constructed buildings now apply to residential condominium conversion projects (RCCPs) - for example warehouses or other types of industrial structures.

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As a result of the failure to put the insurer on notice, the agent was denied insurance coverage in defending herself in the negligence action and was personally responsible for her legal fees.