2022 Update | LESA’s Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual

Updated July, 2022, LESA’s Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual outlines key areas of knowledge for Alberta practitioners in the area of real estate law. Whether you practice in commercial or residential real estate, this manual is for you.

The Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual sets out the core duties, obligations, and responsibilities under agency law, and provides strategies to avoid potential liabilities and pitfalls when practicing in this area. The manual further outlines statutory requirements set out under the Real Estate Act, the Real Estate Act Rules, the Statute of Frauds, and at common law, providing practitioners with a fulsome understanding of the legislation and key common practice principles.

Highlights include chapters on:

  • Listing agreements
  • Offers to purchase, options, and rights of first refusal
  • Pre-closing
  • Closing
  • Mortgages
  • Condominiums
  • Insurance
  • Tax considerations
  • Remedies

LESA wishes to thank the following subject matter experts who have collectively contributed to this manual:

Melanie d’Haene, Brock Law
Brian Filips, Field Law
Katherine Fu, Field Law
Stan Galbraith, Galbraith Law
Alisha Grose, Galbraith Law
Aubrey Guild-Young, Lawson Lundell LLP
Devin Itterman, Lawson Lundell LLP
Megan Kennedy, Miller Thomson LLP
Laurie Kiedrowski, McLeod Law LLP
Colleen Ma, Miller Thomson LLP
Daniel G. MacAulay, McLeod Law LLP
Jesse Mackenzie, Law Society of Alberta
Regan 0’Neil, Miller Thomson LLP
Shaun Partridge KC, Lawson Lundell LLP
Joshua Selby, Miller Thomson LLP
Devlin Steers, Lawson Lundell LLP
Tyson Wagner, Miller Thomson LLP
Jason White, Edmonton Regional Airports Authority

How to Access the Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual

The Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual is newly updated (July, 2022). If you are a print subscriber, you will have automatically received your update, shipped directly to you. If you are a LESA Library subscriber (either to the Real Estate collection or to the complete LESA Library), sign into your LESA Library account and navigate to the real estate collection here. If you would like electronic access to this manual, and are not yet a LESA Library subscriber, click here to view our pricing and subscription options. To purchase a print copy of this manual, click here.

Many thanks to all our volunteers for their generous contributions of time and expertise to LESA’s resources.
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