Mondaq Canada: Real Estate and Construction
Miller Thomson LLP
Water rights vary from province to province; in Alberta water rights are primarily covered by the Water Act.
Clark Wilson LLP
The increasing use of condos for short-term rentals has been a controversial issue for many living in strata developments in British Columbia.
Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
As of April 30, 2018, landlords of residential rental property in Ontario will be obligated to use a new government-issued standard lease template (the "Standard Lease") ...
Miller Thomson LLP
In its recent decision in Surespan Construction Ltd. v Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench reviewed the law of tendering and applied it to a dispute between a bidding contractor and a project owner
McLennan Ross LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada released a decision last Thursday (Valard Construction Ltd. v. Bird Construction Company) which imposes a new obligation on an owner or general contractor of a construction project ...
Miller Thomson LLP
During the course of a construction project, the question often arises as to what is a valid extra and what is a valid back charge.
McMillan LLP
On February 20, 2018, the current BC Government introduced its 2018 British Columbia Provincial Budget (the "Budget") which contained a number of measures targeting the local real estate market.
Miller Thomson LLP
The Alberta Limitations Act sets time limits within which a party may commence an action.
McLennan Ross LLP
While disputes regarding estate succession in the farming context are common throughout Alberta, reported decisions are less plentiful, given that most matters settle prior to a hearing.
Pallett Valo LLP
Commercial leases will almost always have a provision prohibiting a tenant from assigning the lease or from subleasing, licensing or otherwise sharing possession of all or part of the premises to a third party without the consent of the landlord.
Gowling WLG
The Attorney General, Yasir Naqvi, announced that the balance of Bill 142, the Construction Lien Act Amendment Act, 2017 (Ontario), which received Royal Assent on December 12, 2017 ...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Valard Construction v Bird Construction, released yesterday (February 15, 2018), the Supreme Court has revealed a long-held misunderstanding in the construction industry ...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
In an increasingly global and mobile society, where people move between jurisdictions with relative ease, the number of people who acquire property in foreign jurisdictions, inherit foreign property from a relative, ...
Babin Bessner Spry LLP
In what appears to be the last judgment written by Chief Justice McLachlin before her retirement this past weekend, the Supreme Court of Canada considered the scope of the doctrine of proprietary estoppel.
WeirFoulds LLP
In a long-awaited decision released on January 29, 2018, a 3-judge panel of the Ontario Court of Appeal unanimously upheld a Divisional Court decision confirming the rights of municipalities to determine how much parkland ...
Bennett Jones LLP
Starting April 30, 2018, landlords and tenants entering into private residential leases must use Ontario's new standard form of lease.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Construction disputes are frequently complex and technical in nature. Resolving such disputes in the justice system can leave all sides frustrated ...
WeirFoulds LLP
The Construction Act is on its way to Ontario, and with it comes the advent of adjudication.
McLennan Ross LLP
Many of us have heard of a construction holdback, and may have even experienced the standard 10% deduction from outstanding accounts in relation to the holdback.
McMillan LLP
This article is an update to our December 2017 article, where some of the most significant substantive changes to the Construction Lien Act (the "CLA") are considered.
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Crowe Soberman LLP
As the 2018 calendar year gets underway, it's a good opportunity for a refresher on the significant legislative changes introduced in 2017, which impact tenants and landlords in Ontario.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The appellants, Shirley and Roland Houle, appealed from the order of Justice Paul Perrell of the Superior Court of Justice dated August 29, 2017.
Clark Wilson LLP
In the recent decision of Taylor v Co-operators General Insurance Company, 2017 ABQB 705, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench was asked by an insurer to determine whether that insurer...
Macdonald Sager Manis LLP
Law Times recently posted an article focusing on the fact that, barring exceptional circumstances, the new Condominium Tribunal in Ontario won't award costs to successful litigants.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
My parents purchased a condo under my name, is there a way for them to legally take the condo back?
Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP
A recent Alberta decision provides a sobering reminder to landlords to comply with the vacancy provisions of their property insurance policies – or else risk losing their insurance coverage.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Some residential landlords want to be able to ban the use of marijuana smoking in rental units when recreational use is legalized.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The case involved a complex multi-million dollar commercial real estate fraud.
Stewart McKelvey
The Legislative Services Branch of the Province of New Brunswick has announced in issue 40 of the Law Reform Note, available online, its intention to reform the Mechanics' Lien Act.
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