Real Estate

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  • 4-Month LESA Library (11-25 Users)

    $1,095.00

    Access practice manual and fundamentals series content as well as hundreds of program papers, checklists, editable precedents, fillable forms, practice management tips, and so much more.

    4-month subscriptions can be purchased individually or for a firm, please see below for our discounted subscription prices. Firm subscription rates are based on the number of registered users, where every lawyer who has been called to the bar in Alberta is registered as a distinct user in the LESA Library.

    You are purchasing a 4-month (11-25 users) subscription.

    Other available 4-month subscription options include:

    4-Month Single User | $295 + GST

    4-Month 2–10 Users | $595 + GST

    4-Month 26–50 Users | $1,795 + GST

     

    51+ Users | Inquire at [email protected]

    Login credentials are typically emailed within 3 business days of receipt of payment. Your annual subscription is valid for one year from the date on which you are granted access and emailed your login credentials.

    Visit LESA.org/Library for our annual subscription options.

  • 4-Month LESA Library (2-10 Users)

    $595.00

    Access practice manual and fundamentals series content as well as hundreds of program papers, checklists, editable precedents, fillable forms, practice management tips, and so much more.

    4-month subscriptions can be purchased individually or for a firm, please see below for our subscription prices. Firm subscription rates are based on the number of registered users, where every lawyer who has been called to the bar in Alberta is registered as a distinct user in the LESA Library.

    You are purchasing a 4-month (2-10 users) subscription.

    Other available 4-month subscription options include:

    4-Month Single User | $295 + GST

    4-Month 11–25 Users | $1,095 + GST

    4-Month 26–50 Users | $1,795 + GST

    51+ Users | Inquire at [email protected]

    Login credentials are typically emailed within 3 business days of receipt of payment. Your annual subscription is valid for one year from the date on which you are granted access and emailed your login credentials.

    Visit LESA.org/Library for our annual subscription options.

  • 4-Month LESA Library (26-50 Users)

    $1,795.00

    Access practice manual and fundamentals series content as well as hundreds of program papers, checklists, editable precedents, fillable forms, practice management tips, and so much more.

    4-month subscriptions can be purchased individually or for a firm, please see below for our discounted subscription prices. Firm subscription rates are based on the number of registered users, where every lawyer who has been called to the bar in Alberta is registered as a distinct user in the LESA Library.

    You are purchasing a 4-month (26-50 users) subscription.

    Other available 4-month subscription options include:

    4-Month Single User | $295 + GST 

    4-Month 2–10 Users | $595 + GST 

    4-Month 11–25 Users | $1,095 + GST

    51+ Users | Inquire at [email protected]

    Login credentials are typically emailed within 3 business days of receipt of payment. Your annual subscription is valid for one year from the date on which you are granted access and emailed your login credentials.

    Visit LESA.org/Library for our annual subscription options.

  • 4-Month LESA Library (Single User)

    $295.00

    Access practice manual and fundamentals series content as well as hundreds of program papers, checklists, editable precedents, fillable forms, practice management tips, and so much more.

    4-month subscriptions can be purchased individually or for a firm, please see below for our subscription prices. Firm subscription rates are based on the number of registered users, where every lawyer who has been called to the bar in Alberta is registered as a distinct user in the LESA Library.

    You are purchasing a 4-month (single user) subscription.

    Other available 4-month subscription options include:

    4-Month 2–10 Users | $595 + GST

    4-Month 11–25 Users | $1,095 + GST

    4-Month 26–50 Users |  $1,795 + GST

    51+ Users | Inquire at [email protected]

    Login credentials are typically emailed within 3 business days of receipt of payment. Your annual subscription is valid for one year from the date on which you are granted access and emailed your login credentials.

    Visit LESA.org/Library for our annual subscription options.

  • 45th Annual Refresher Course: New Home Construction

    $85.00

    Acting for a New Home Builder: Contractual and Closing Considerations
    By Bryce Milliken

    This riveting paper provides an excellent review of common contracts (including the Alberta Real Estate Association standard real estate contract and the Alberta New Home Warranty contract) encountered in the new home building industry. After teaching you all there is to know about standard contracts, the author focuses on some of the common closing issues that arise between lawyers and some of the pitfalls of financing a construction project with a purchaser’s draw mortgage.

    Length: 15 Pages

    The Builders’ Lien Act – a Possible Landmine for Builders and Owners

    By W. Donald Goodfellow QC

    This paper canvasses the rights, responsibilities and obligations that builders and owners have under the Builders’ Lien Act. It touches on important questions such as who can file a builders’ lien, who constitutes an “owner” for the purpose of the legislation, and important differences between the major and minor lien fund. It also alerts readers to the common pitfalls involved in disbursing funds for purchasers and limited trust provisions available.

    Length: 12 Pages

    Consumer Protection in the Home Building Industry

    By Schuyler V. Wensel QC

    This paper discusses the need for changes to residential construction practices. In particular, the author discusses potential legislative and regulatory changes likely to take place in the areas of consumer protection and recourse, accountability in the construction industry, training for construction workers, public education, and the inspection system. This paper is a must read if you want to know what’s coming down the pipes in the world of home building construction.

    Length: 21 Pages

    Alternative Dispute Resolution of Disputes Arising from New Home Purchase Agreements
    By T. D. Hamill

    This paper addresses everything you ever wanted to know about alternative dispute resolution in the context of new home purchase agreements and warranty certificates. From the applicability of the Arbitration Act to new home purchases, to a conversation about arbitration agreements versus the Builders’ Lien Act, this is the paper for you if you want to understand the implications of arbitration clauses in new home purchase agreements.

    Length: 12 Pages

    These papers were drawn from materials presented at the 45th Annual Refresher Course – Real Estate seminar held in May 2012.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.

    Click here to view some sample pages.

  • 45th Annual Refresher Course: Residential Resale

    $85.00

    The Standard AREA Residential Real Estate Purchase Contract
    by Lubos K. Pesta QC

    In particular, it discusses the creation of a new dedicated Residential Purchase Contract for Resale Condominium Property and the deletion of all condominium provisions from the generic resale contract. Compliance with the Dower Act in Residential Real Estate Transactions
    by Lubos K. Pesta QC and Rachel Woynorowski

    This paper examines the importance of complying with the Dower Act in residential real estate transactions. Specifically, it explores what rights are granted by the Dower Act, the actions required by the vendor to comply with the Dower Act, and the statutory and common law consequences of con-compliance with the Act.

    Trust Conditions
    by Jocelyn A. Frazer

    The Law Society of Alberta’s new Code of Conduct has had an impact on the use of trust conditions in real estate transactions in Alberta. This paper compares the new and old rules relating to trust conditions, reviews the law relating to trust conditions and undertakings, and identifies some of the more common difficulties Real Property Reports and Compliance
    by Douglas E. Ritzen

    This paper discusses the importance of Real Property Reports and Compliance Certificates. It then reviews some of the root causes of issues faced by lawyers when dealing with RPR’s, including signing the AREA Purchase Contract without a current RPR and Compliance, variable municipal requirements, and shortages in surveyor availability. The author proposes Title Insurance as a solution in some circumstances and makes some practical suggestions for dealing with commoon RPR and compliance issues.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.

    Click here to view some sample pages.

  • 45th Annual Refresher Course:Tax Matters

    $85.00

    Selected Tax Matters Involving Transactions of Farm Properties
    By Jason M. Stephan

    This specialized paper will alert you to some of the unique tax considerations in farmland transactions. For instance, opportunities such as using the capital gains exemption and using intergenerational rollover provisions in farmland transactions are explored, along with issues relating to principal residences on the home quarter, and “change in use” of farmland from capital property to development land inventory.

    Length: 19 Pages

    Selected GST Issues in Real Estate Transactions
    By Michel H. Bourque

    This paper provides an overview of GTS legislation that is relevant to real estate transactions. It also explores GST related issues that may be of interest to real estate practitioners.

    Length: 8 Pages

    Tax Implications of Commercial Transaction, Non-Residency, and Trusts
    By Gary I. Biasini

    This paper explores some crucial income tax considerations in the disposition of property. One important consideration is whether the proceeds of the disposition will be taxed as income or capital. The paper canvasses the various factors that are considered in making this determination such as intention, nature of the business, and length of ownership. The author also explores the tax implications of non-residents of Canada dealing in real estate situated in Canada and the use of Bare Trusts in the real estate context.

    Length: 16 Pages

    These papers were drawn from materials presented at the 45th Annual Refresher Course – Real Estate seminar held in May 2012.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.

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  • 6 Lingering Misconceptions About Bill 6

    $45.00

    This paper addresses the top 6 lingering misconceptions about Bill 6: The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act. It provides practical information for practitioners when discussing with clients the impact of Bill 6 on farming and ranching operations, particularly with respect to occupational health and safety requirements and concerns.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Rural Property Issues for Alberta Lawyers seminar in Red Deer on June 2, 2017.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF. 

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  • 7th Annual Law & Practice Update (Edmonton)

    $795.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    General practitioners and those practicing in smaller firms face unique challenges. This 2-day conference provides updates on a full spectrum of substantive law and practice management topics.

    View brochure or read the blog for more details.

    Date: October 20–21, 2017
    Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Location: Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton, 7230 Argyll Rd NW

    Early Bird Price: $755 (Register on or before September 19, 2017)
    Regular Price: $795

  • 8th Annual Law & Practice Update Program Materials

    Get updates on a host of substantive law and practice management topics tailored to practitioners in solo or small-firm environments. Focus on multiple areas of law, including family law, wills and estates, real estate, and more.

  • A Discussion of Current and Proposed Legislation Affecting Owners of New Condominiums in Alberta

    $45.00

    Advising clients buying new condominiums in Alberta requires knowledge of current legislative schemes and their practical effects. This paper identifies those key legislative schemes and highlights un-proclaimed amendments.  There is particular focus on how changes to the Condominium Property Act, RSA 2000, c C-22 may affect the condominium warranty program. In addition, there are practice points that indicate how changes to the condominium warranty program may affect clients and how to best advise your clients.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 49th Annual Refresher: Real Estate from April 24 – 26, 2016.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.

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  • A Few Things Commercial Owners Might Want to Know About Builders’ Liens

    $45.00

    In Alberta, a builders’ lien exists because of the Builders’ Lien Act, RSA 2000, c B-7, and it is governed entirely by the Act’s provisions, which can be strict and demanding. Most discussions of builders’ liens focus on the rights and remedies of the lienholder. This paper provides a different perspective by focusing on the party whose interest in land may be encumbered by a builder’s lien – the owner. The author addresses multiple issues that may arise from builders’ liens and affect owners of commercial properties. Among the array of issues discussed are: removing liens, trusts, payments and holdbacks, and certificates of substantial performance.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 49th Annual Refresher: Real Estate from April 24 – 26, 2016.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.        

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