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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WHAT IS AN INTEREST IN LAND AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Edward D. (Ned) Brown Pitblado LLP January, 2019 In essence, an interest in land is a right (or a "bundle" of rights) that someone has in, against, under or over - or with respect to - a parcel of land. If the person holding the interest in land is the current owner of the land itself...
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ACTING AS ONE'S OWN LAWYER MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS
Edward D. (Ned) Brown Pitblado LLP January, 2019 Clearly, more and more people are attempting to act as their own lawyer, both in non-litigious matters and in matters which come before our Courts. In a perfectly ideal world, no one would need a lawyer and everyone would be fully...
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Section 80 Of The Manitoba Real Property Act Means What It Says
Edward D. (Ned) Brown Pitblado LLP October, 2018 Section 80 of The Manitoba Real Property Act (the "MRPA") provides that in the absence of "fraud", when you acquire an interest in land from an owner and that interest is subject to a prior existing but unregistered claim or interest, in...
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