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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 8th Annual Law & Practice Update Program Materials

    $45.00$65.00

    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.

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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.

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  • Accretion and the Torrens System

    $45.00

    This paper advances an intellectual conversation about the challenges of applying the common law of accretion within the Albert Torrens system. The author reviews the attempts of the court to reconcile the conflict between the law of accretion and Torrens based legislation and raises the question as to whether legislative reform is necessary.

    This paper was drawn from materials presented at the 45th Annual Refresher Course – Real Estate seminar held in May 2012.

    Length: 16 Pages

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  • Acting for the Buyer in a Residential Real Estate Deal

    $45.00

    This paper was presented at the Real Estate Boot Camp seminar which was held in Edmonton on October 13, 2010 and in Calgary on October 20, 2010.

    This paper outlines the process a lawyer must follow when acting for a buyer in a residential real estate deal. The paper is structured as an organizational checklist, providing insight on how to organize a real estate practice to reduce mistakes and increase efficiency.

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  • Alberta Land Stewardship Act – Impact on Rural Property

    $45.00

    This paper presents an in-depth overview of the Alberta Land and Stewardship Act before discussing its impact on rural property. The author concludes by cautioning that these legal provisions could change what it will mean to own land, conduct business, invest, and carry on a business in Alberta.

    This paper was presented at the 2013 Rural Property Issues Seminar.

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    Alberta Land Titles Online (Seminar on Demand)

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    $195.00

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    Alberta Land Titles Online (ALTO) will change the way lawyers practice real estate law. Explore these changes and discuss the implications for conveyancing practice.

    Running Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
    Date: April 2018

    NOTE: LESA Library subscribers should check the Library for their special registration offer.

    Login credentials will be emailed to you within 2–3 business days after purchase.

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  • ALTO and Change Management

    $35.00

    This paper provides tips for lawyers transitioning to the Alberta Land Titles Online (ALTO) system for real estate matters. The suggestions provided are based on the lessons learned from the author’s own transition to ALTO. The paper discusses implementing a pilot project prior to making a full transition to ALTO, planning for changes to lawyer involvement and processes, considering different technical options, understanding digital signatures, and more.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Real Estate Fundamentals program in Edmonton on April 17, 2018 and in Calgary on April 24, 2018.

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