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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…
Now, where did I put that 5.6 million dollars...
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“Not a Non-Resident” … a Pricey Double Negative.

Imagine you just bought a property worth $5,560,000. (Long pause there. That’s a pretty unlikely thought for a lot of people.) As you are finally settling in with the millionth empty box, you go to check the mail. You find a bill to the…
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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…
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Get Off my Lawn! Pokémon Go and Real Property

Now that the immensely popular App, Pokémon Go, has been officially released in Canada, it has become increasingly common to see young couples, groups of teens, children, and wannabe Pokémon trainers awkwardly maneuvering their way along the…
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Selling a House After a Split - a case law review

Breakdowns in marital relationships are hard and complicated. One of the biggest challenges for soon to be former spouses is how to deal with the family home. Sometimes both want to stay; sometimes neither do. Sometimes one wants to stay,…
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Give Me Back My Island! - A Queen's Bench Decision that Should Involve Pirates...

Arrrgh, mateys!  It’s time to plunder that island!!  View Larger MapThere are many times when wish that I could include a pirate reference to this blog, and this case presents such an opportunity.  While I am not suggesting…
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Condo Case Law Summary: Special Assessments - They Suck, but Pay Them.

Every once in a while, it’s nice to see a little reminder about those cases that drive you nuts.  For condominiums, my area of frustration is special assessments.  Those terrible situations where owners have to come up with a huge…
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Dual Agency, Encroachments, and Cabins, Oh My!

What happens when a realtor misrepresents a significant characteristic of a property they are selling? Check out this 2014 Saskatchewan decision at: http://canlii.ca/t/g34p8A Realtor negligently and fraudulently misrepresents the lots size to…