COURTS' "LIBERAL" INTERPRETATION OF THE EXTENT OF EASEMENTS
Edward D. (Ned) Brown Pitblado LLP May, 2019 Berg and Marks were adjacent property owners, Berg owning 9 Mill Street East and Marks owning 7 Mill Street East in New Tecumseth, Ontario.  The two properties were separated by a laneway which was (privately) owned by Marks.  Berg...
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SELLER BEWARE! - BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU REPRESENT/WARRANT
Edward D. (Ned) Brown Pitblado LLP May, 2019 You wish to sell your property and you find a willing buyer.  You enter into an agreement of sale and purchase and your buyer - or more likely your buyer's lawyer - requires that you make the following representations and warranties...
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FINANCING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS; EXPANSION OF BUILDERS' LIENS TRUSTS BENEFITS
Edward D. (Ned) Brown Pitblado LLP February, 2019 If I, as the owner of land, engage a single person to make improvements to my land, the respective rights and obligations of the two parties will usually be set out clearly in the contract we enter into for this purpose. If the other...
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JUST HOW MUCH SHOULD REAL ESTATE SALESPERSONS KNOW ABOUT THE FORMS OF CONTRACTS THEY USE?
Edward D. (Ned) Brown Pitblado LLP February, 2019   The question posed in the title to this note was recently considered by the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, in its decision Alvas v. Barrett (2018) ABQB 651, judgment given September 26, 2018, (hereinafter, the "Alvas Case")....
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