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2009 

Removal and Restoration Clause   By Brian Madigan LL.B.This particular clause in a lease can be quite problematic.Ordinarily, you'd think that the Landlord would want to keep all those valuable improvements that were made by the Tenant. Well, not always!Sometimes, what is valuable to the Tenant h...
12/31/2009
Tricky Moves by Real Estate Agents   By Brian Madigan LL.B.So, you thought you had an agent?Only one little problem, your agent takes all your secrets and immediately tells the other side. And, it's legal. At least, that's what the real estate industry thinks.How does this work? Well, let's look ...
12/31/2009
Real Estate Offences Under the Criminal Code By Brian Madigan LL.B.The Criminal Code of Canada contains some provisions which are both important and relevant to real estate transactions and trading in real estate.Since it is not the first place people will generally look for the source of the law...
12/28/2009
Proper Use of the Disclosure Statement By Brian Madigan LL.B. Recommendations[105] I would recommend that a comprehensive review be undertaken by real estate agencies and lawyers with respect to the use of the PDS in the Yukon. Such a review should work towards ensuring that both sellers and buy...
12/28/2009
Proper Use of the Disclosure Statement By Brian Madigan LL.B. Recommendations[105] I would recommend that a comprehensive review be undertaken by real estate agencies and lawyers with respect to the use of the PDS in the Yukon. Such a review should work towards ensuring that both sellers and buye...
12/27/2009
 Proper Use of the Disclosure Statement By Brian Madigan LL.B. Analysis of Agent's (Mr. Philpott) actions[101] In the present case, Mr. Philpott was provided very limited information by the Defendants as to the nature of the Moisture Problem. He was told that the problem had been fixed and he spe...
12/27/2009
Proper Use of the Disclosure Statement By Brian Madigan LL.B. Role of the Real Estate Agent in the PDS[83] As Ms. Burdess testified, the Defendants were not particularly experienced in selling and purchasing homes. She stated that she trusted Mr. Philpott to give her and her husband advice in the...
12/27/2009
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Merry Christmas!!!   By Brian Madigan LL.B.I thought that I should say something. However, this year I have become somewhat disillusioned.All the very best cards by far are from muffler shops and commercial establishments that are seeking my business. I know that I'm on their mailing list because...
12/23/2009
Proper Use of the Disclosure Statement By Brian Madigan LL.B. Use of Property Disclosure Statement[81] I agree with the following comments by Scott C.J.M. and Kroft J.A. concurring in Alevizos v. Nirula, 2003: 36. Based upon the experience of those provinces that have employed the PCS [Property ...
12/23/2009
Proper Use of the Disclosure Statement By Brian Madigan LL.B. Other Issues:Waiver of Home Inspection Condition[75] Although the issue was not specifically argued by the Defendants, I concur with the comments of Killeen J. in Kaufmann regarding the effect of the waiver by the Plaintiffs of the hom...
12/23/2009
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