Mondaq Canada: Real Estate and Construction
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
A well thought out formal plan for transferring the ownership of a family farm sets out how you will do it on your terms.
Miller Thomson LLP
A Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench has dismissed an application for summary judgment by an agricultural co-operative seeking to recover debt for poultry feed supplied to one of its members.
Lawson Lundell LLP
There are many benefits to living in a strata, but there can also be problems. One such problem can be raising money to pay for building repairs.
Lawson Lundell LLP
A recent case from the BC Supreme Court has highlighted yet again that a guarantee or indemnity of a lease (here now referred to as an "Indemnity") does not necessarily assure payment to a landlord following a default by a tenant.
Torkin Manes LLP
Do you act for husbands and wives buying a house together, giving a mortgage together, or preparing family wills? Of course you do. Who doesnít?
Torkin Manes LLP
I have had several cases recently where an owner owns a parcel of land (parcel A). He mortgages it to a bank. He then acquires additional land, be it as a small lot addition or in one case, filled land that was used for part of a marina. We will call this lot addition parcel B.
Torkin Manes LLP
A recent mediation that I conducted involved the rights of a tenant to renew under an option that provided that the renewal or extension was to be on the same terms as the original lease excluding a right of further renewal and "rent was to be negotiated and agreed on."
MNP
"It is imperative at this time to get this right." These were the words of one executive who was contemplating a facilities move for his manufacturing operations.
Lerners
In many situations, operating your business through a corporation will protect the individual(s) from personal liability and using an independent contractor rather than an employee may limit the liability of the company for the actions of the independent contractor.
Torkin Manes LLP
A few cases recently have given rise to this problem. Lawyer acts for a buyer, and searches title including abutting land.
Torkin Manes LLP
We all have done it. Put title in joint tenancy so that if one spouse dies, the property goes to the survivor without the need for probate.
Dentons (Canada)
A landowner challenged the compensation offered by Alberta Transportation which had expropriated portions of three undeveloped quarter sections for a proposed highway realignment.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
We often see in leases or offers to lease a landlordís estimates for operating costs or real estate taxes.
Miller Thomson LLP
A look at Statistics Canada figures regarding the demographics of farmers reveals some trends which will continue to shape the Canadian agriculture industry.
Lerners
Weíve all heard stories about the difficult tenant. However, for some landlords, those stories are not merely funny anecdotes but horrifying memories.
Minden Gross LLP
In September, 2012, I posted a short piece about a tenant who had been evicted from 6 homes in 7 years who was arrested to face fraud charges.
WeirFoulds LLP
A Development Permit System combines the zoning, site plan, and minor variance processes into one application and approval process.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
We are often asked by our landlord clients whether they can change the locks on a tenantís premises when it is evident the tenant is in default or has indicated it will be in default under its lease.
Miller Thomson LLP
A Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court has held that a 1995 transfer of a farm by a father to one of his adult 6 children constituted a gift.
Lerners
The Court of Appeal in Ontario starts its decision in Rankin Construction Inc. v. Ontario, 2014 ONCA 636 (CanLII) by commenting that the law of tenders is complex.
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Minden Gross LLP
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Field LLP
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, one of the crucial terms to consider when negotiating a lease is the renewal clause.
Goodmans LLP
Construction projects have become larger and more complex over the past several years. The relationships between the parties have also become more complex.
Lerners
Weíve all heard stories about the difficult tenant. However, for some landlords, those stories are not merely funny anecdotes but horrifying memories.
Torkin Manes LLP
We all have done it. Put title in joint tenancy so that if one spouse dies, the property goes to the survivor without the need for probate.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
We are often asked by our landlord clients whether they can change the locks on a tenantís premises when it is evident the tenant is in default or has indicated it will be in default under its lease.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are the Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries for the weeks of December 22 and 29, 2014.
Torkin Manes LLP
A recent mediation that I conducted involved the rights of a tenant to renew under an option that provided that the renewal or extension was to be on the same terms as the original lease excluding a right of further renewal and "rent was to be negotiated and agreed on."
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
We often see in leases or offers to lease a landlordís estimates for operating costs or real estate taxes.
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