Real Estate

In-law Suites: What Are They and What You Need to Know

Privatization of the Land Titles Office

The Provincial Government has been reviewing over 800 programs and services in an effort to see which programs should be left alone, improved, discontinued or combined with other programs. Included is the possibility of privatizing our Land Titles Office (LTO), as Manitoba and Ontario have done. The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (PCAA) defeated a …

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In-law Suites: What Are They and What You Need to Know

Buying a Condo? 4 Topics You Need To Discuss With Your Lawyer

More and more new home buyers are being attracted to condominiums. The following is a suggested check-list concerning condominium ownership that you might want to discuss with your lawyer:1. Condominium units and common property2. Owners’ rights and responsibilities regarding property3. Group government and restrictions under any by-laws of the Condominium Corporation4. Condominium maintenance fees and services The Condominium Property …

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Stigmatized Properties: Buyer Beware or is Full Disclosure Required?

Buyers are largely responsible for determining that the property they are buying is suitable for their needs. This is the doctrine of caveat emptor, or “buyer beware”. Still, vendors are obligated to disclose certain matters about the property to the buyer. Included in the seller’s warranties in article 6.1 (h) of the standard AREA contract …

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In-law Suites: What Are They and What You Need to Know

The Government of Alberta’s Plan to Protect Alberta Condo Owners

The Government of Alberta is considering amendments to the Condominium Property Act, after a recent public consultation. A number of condo issues are being considered, including:.Protection for buyers.Insurance for owners and the corporation.Repairs.Records.Dispute resolution.Board governance and condo management The Act was last amended in 2000, so this impacts many Albertans, as the Alberta Real Estate Association …

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