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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,…
SKRealEstateLaw Property Condition Blog FI
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Property Condition Disclosure Statement: To Do, or Not to Do?

Property Condition Disclosure Statements or “PCDS” are subject to a steady debate both of their value and the risk that they create by those providing the statements.   Their value is questioned by some as the statements are based on the…
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SREC Decisions Now Available on Canlii

The Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission complaint and discipline decisions are now available on a searchable database known as 'Canlii' for the beginning of 2015 and beyond. The decisions were otherwise available online at the commission website. This…
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That Stinks! The Problems with Household Odours and Purchasing a Home

As the snow starts to melt, and the spring season pushes through, imagine this: You walk into a house that you are going to buy, and the strong aroma of freshly baked cookies fills the air.  As you explore the house, the subtle but tasteful…
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Avoiding Conflict (and Litigation) when Juggling Multiple Parties

One real estate agent.  A buyer.  Two purchasers with the appearance of competing offers.  The allegation and appearance through some of the documents that the agent is acting for all parties.  When the deal goes south, the parties are at…
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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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The Costs of Foreclosure (and Maybe Some Savings too?!?)

Foreclosure is a difficult process for individuals that are going through the process.  Often, it is a result of a change in life circumstances, like a failed marriage, a lost job, or a bankrupt business.  Because of the difficult…
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New Oppression Remedy in Condos - what does it mean?

The recent proclamation of amendments to the Condominium Property Act, 1993 has created a new remedy for individuals and entities who interact with condominium corporations.  Section 99.2 of the Act states as follows:99.2(1) An owner, a…
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Neighbours, Nuisance and Noble Firs - Case Law Summary

Trees are common place in most residential developments.  A natural way to provide some shade and a lovely way to complement a property, many see trees as an asset. But as much as people like their own trees, some can find their neighbors’…