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Municipal Law; Development Permit; Services; Statutory Interpretation ~ With Counsel Comments
The Appellant, Osman Auction Inc., purchased a parcel of land on which to run its vehicle auction business. The site was already subdivided and properly zoned, but not serviced "to urban standards".
Canada
15 Nov 2017
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Vermilion & District Housing Foundation v Binder Construction Limited
The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench holds surety liable under a performance bond for consequential damages suffered by an obligee as result of defaulting contractor.
Canada
7 Nov 2017
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Time Is Tickin' — Limitation Periods And Your Lien
You've registered a lien; now what? You have to preserve (and prove) your lien. The Builders' Lien Act is rife with limitation periods, many of which, if missed, could jeopardize your lien.
Canada
26 Sep 2017
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Tips & Traps – Partial Payment From The 10% Holdback
Setting the lien fund can be a complicated and drawn out process. As a subcontractor lienholder, you may find you are standing idly by for payment while the owner and the GC fight amongst themselves.
Canada
16 Aug 2017
5
"A Rose By Any Other Name? Not So!": The Critical Role Of "Improvement" In The Builders' Lien Act
Do you know if the nature of your construction work on a project allows you to register a valid builders' lien?
Canada
16 Aug 2017
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Estimates: How Important Are They Really?
Ever found yourself in a situation where you have provided an estimate for your services, but felt uncertain if you underquoted your client?
Canada
16 Aug 2017
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Things Left Unsaid – Determining Price Adjustment resulting from Scope Changes
It's common for the parties to a construction contract to focus on the price of the work to be performed.
Canada
15 Aug 2017
8
Summary Judgment: Shortcut To Payment?
Multiple Questionings on Affidavits was conducted, and the parties submitted many volumes of materials, including conflicting Affidavit evidence.
Canada
15 Aug 2017
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Mistakes And Builders' Liens: Fixable Or Fatal?
Builders' liens are a great tool for the unpaid contractor, subcontractor and supplier.
Canada
15 Aug 2017
10
Performance Reviews: Check-Ups Keep Regulators Running In Top Condition
A "performance review," also known as a "third-party review," is a rigorous, in-depth assessment of the regulatory performance of an organization by an independent and objective outside body.
Canada
10 Oct 2016
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Ledcor: Taming Sattva's Wild Horse Of Contractual Interpretation For Standard Form Contracts
The Supreme Court of Canada's unanimous decision of Sattva v. Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp., 2014 SCC 53 opened the barn door and let loose a wild horse in terms of the scope...
Canada
29 Sep 2016
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The Relationship Between Trust And Lien Claims Under Provincial Builders' Lien Legislation
Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. ("Dominion") was the general contractor of a football stadium in Manitoba (the "Project").
Canada
14 Mar 2016
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Buying Or Selling Your Home
Perhaps the only time you may need the help of a lawyer is when you buy or sell your home. For many people, this may also be the biggest purchase made in their lifetime.
Canada
29 May 2015
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Complying With Notice Provisions
This case deals with a sale of land for property tax arrears.
Canada
25 Nov 2014
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The Condominium Corporation And The Developer Board
Upon the registration of a condominium plan at Land Titles (or the first phase of a condominium plan in the case of a phased development), a condominium corporation is created
Canada
9 Dec 2013
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Relative Priorities Of Planning Instruments Governing National Park Towns
Municipalities located within national parks are subject to unique development constraints.
Canada
9 Dec 2013
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Municipalities Can Make Mistakes Significantly Impacting Land Developers
This summer the Alberta Court of Appeal in the case of 1694192 Alberta Ltd. v. Lac La Biche County (Subdivision and Development Appeal Board), was asked to grant 1694192 Alberta Ltd. leave to challenge a decision made by the Lac La Biche Subdivision Appeal Board in which it revoked a development permit granted by the Municipality after the appeal period had expired.
Canada
9 Dec 2013
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Renewal Options In A Lease: Tips And Traps For Landlords and Tenants
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, one of the crucial terms to consider when negotiating a lease is the renewal clause.
Canada
23 Jul 2013
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Controversial Legislative Amendments On Ice
On February 1, 2012, the new "Wills and Succession Act" ("WSA") came into force, consolidating succession legislation in Alberta.
Canada
13 Dec 2012
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Disasters And Property Leases - Don't Get Hit Twice
Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in New York and New Jersey recently, and attracted worldwide attention.
Canada
13 Dec 2012
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