Selecting the Right Lawyer

There are some consideration to keep in mind when selecting the right lawyer for your needs. Whenever you hire a lawyer, work with one who has been referred by someone you trust. If that’s not possible, do your research online about the firm, read reviews, and...
Reviewing the Vendor’s Real Property Report

Reviewing the Vendor’s Real Property Report

You’re looking for a different home, one with a big back yard you can envision yourself relaxing in on a warm summer evening. Perhaps a yard that the kids can play in? Then you find it. The perfect home with the perfect yard–or so you think. Many homes...
More Things to Look at Before Purchasing a Home

More Things to Look at Before Purchasing a Home

There is no substitute for actually spending the time to review your contemplated house purchase prior to entering into a Purchase Agreement. Many purchasers will not look beyond the well maintained lawn, the flowers and the paint colour to consider the other...
Transferring land by  Power of Attorney in Alberta

Transferring land by Power of Attorney in Alberta

Transferring land by way of a Power of Attorney should be done by all parties together to prevent disaster. Perhaps I have overstated my concern a touch but here’s a scenario that happened at our office. I once had a client who wanted to purchase a house from a...
Estate Litigation – Role of Executor

Estate Litigation – Role of Executor

When someone passes away, the beneficiaries look to the deceased’s Will for how the estate will be handled. Often a testator (the person who died) will appoint a son or daughter to be the Executor/Executrix of the estate. The Executor/Executrix has the...
What you can take after selling your home

What you can take after selling your home

You’ve sold your home. You’re moving. What can you take with you? Normally, you can take everything not attached to the home, excluding the items listed in the contract as “attached goods”. You can include and exclude any number of items so long as you’ve placed...

Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Public?

Generally speaking, a Notary Public is required if the document is being sent out of Province. Where a document requires that it be ‘sworn’ to, it can be sworn in front of a Commissioner for Oaths. A Commissioner for Oaths can be found in all law offices but they can...
Change Your Locks – Home Buying Tip

Change Your Locks – Home Buying Tip

For several years I have been imploring my clients who are purchasing new or used real estate to change the locks. Recently, I had a police officer client who thanked me for my advice. It seems that many times, when the Purchaser does not change those locks, there is...