Entries by Marc Kelly

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City of Regina Waste Rebate – Bad News for some Condo Owners

As a result of a rehashed budget from the City of Regina, there was a program that was eliminated from the City’s budget that received very little attention: the Condo Waste Rebate program. Some may not know this but some condos do not receive municipal garbage and recycling services. The condominiums are required to contract […]

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Victims of Domestic Violence and Residential Leases – New Legislation

Domestic violence is a significant problem in Saskatchewan. With StatsCan reporting some terrible statistics regard the rate of violence in province, the Government of Saskatchewan has tried to clear another hurdle in having someone leave a dangerous situation.  This post will try to explain the legislation (that is not yet in effect – it must […]

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Homesteads Act – Time for a Renewal?

The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan is looking for some commentary on some changes that it would propose on the Homesteads Act. The Act, located here, and the consultation paper, located here is what the commentary is all about.  The organization and its mandate are described in that consultation paper. “Marc. Homesteads Act?! This sounds […]

Title Insurance – What is It?

  Expect to be inundated with different types of insurance when you buy a home. The confusing myriad of options that you may be presented with include the following: ·       Home or Fire Insurance ·       Tenant Insurance. ·       Condo Insurance. ·       Mortgage Insurance. ·       Mortgage Life and Disability Insurance. ·       Exploding Bridge Insurance. ….okay, maybe […]

How High Should My Condominium Fees Be?

“$450 bucks a month for my condominium fees? How is that even possible?  My best friend has a condo that is the same size, and pays $200 a month!  Someone has to be mismanaging money.” When clients come into my office to review condominium documents, there is almost universal outrage about condominium fees.  They are […]