Program Papers

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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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  • Bare Land Condominiums, Exclusive Use Common Property, Managed Property, and Common Units

    $65.00

    This paper examines the blurred line between the categories of unit and common property, providing a detailed explanation of bare land units, exclusive use areas/leases of common areas, managed property, and common units.

  • Cannabis: Challenges in Multi-Unit Housing

    $45.00

    This paper examines challenges facing landlords and condominium corporations following the legalization of cannabis. It considers the legislative framework of the Residential Tenancies Act and the Condominium Property Act, and then discusses considerations for implementing and enforcing a prohibition of cannabis in rental units and condominiums.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Pot Topics: Legalization of Cannabis program in Calgary on November 16, 2018 and in Edmonton on November 22, 2018.

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  • Changes in Financing Practice, With a Focus on Real Estate Lending

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    This paper examines changes in financing practice for lawyers acting for lenders and borrowers. It discusses regulatory requirements respecting anti-money laundering, requirements of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, and professional requirements to hold and protect private information. It also provides tips for enforceability opinions. This paper also focuses particular attention on real estate lending, discussing changes to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing corporation master loan insurance policy, environmental concerns, title insurance, and due diligence searches. A number of appendices, such as client identification requirements and beneficial ownership requirements, are also included.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 51st Annual Refresher: Business program in Lake Louise from May 6–8, 2018.

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  • Closing Day Problems: What Happens When Things Go Wrong

    $35.00

    This paper examines three situations in condo conveyancing that have the potential to result in unexpected liabilities attaching to a unit. Specifically,  special assessments under s. 39 of the Condominium Property Act, builders’ liens and arrears, fines and charge backs.

  • Closing the Deal: Commercial Real Estate Transactions

    $55.00

    This paper reviews the closing documents typically required pursuant to as well as agreement of purchase and sale (the PSA). The following closing procedures are also discucsed: preparing, obtaining, and reviewing tenant estoppel certificates; deciphering the statement of adjustments; trust conditions; and understanding title insurance. Precedents are included.

    This paper was presented at the Commercial Real Estate Transactions Seminar in January, 2013.

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  • Clubroot Right-of-Way and Leases, and Injurious Affection

    $55.00

    This paper discusses compensation for rights-of-entry orders from the Surface Rights Board. It considers two recent and novel decisions relating to compensation for rights-of-entry from the Surface Rights Board, and explores how compensation for adverse effect and loss of use may be used to encourage better cleaning practices by operators. The paper also discusses injurious affection, in the context of recent case law, which makes it clear that it is the transmission line’s impact on the remaining land, and not on the financial position of the landowner, that is relevant.

    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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  • Co-Operation or Co-Op(t)eration: Mandatory ADR Case Law/Procedure Review and General Discussion

    $35.00

    Author: Rhoda Dobler QC

    This paper first reviews the rules and history around Alberta Rules of Court provisions for mandatory alternative dispute resolution (ADR) prior to setting a trial date. Next, it examines case law and considerations for determining when a waiver for participating in mandatory ADR may be granted under Rule 4.16(2), including a discussion of power imbalances and violence as reasons for an exception. Finally, this paper explores available options to comply with the mandatory pre-trial ADR requirements.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program in Calgary on February 19, 2020 and in Edmonton on February 25, 2020.

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  • Collections – What Options Does a Condominium Corporation Have if an Owner Defaults on Payment?

    $55.00

    This paper outlines some options available to condominium corporations to collect against condominium unit owners who have defaulted in paying their condo fees, chargebacks, fines, or special assessments. The paper discusses filing a caveat against a unit’s title, sending a demand letter, serving a notice to pay arrears, and commencing a foreclosure action. The paper includes, as appendices, a sample caveat, demand letter, and statement of claim.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Condominium Law Update program in Calgary on September 26, 2018 and in Edmonton on October 10, 2018.

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  • Commercial Lending

    $35.00

    Author: Nancy Strong

    This paper offers a basic overview of the commercial lending process to help legal support staff understand how all the pieces of the transaction fit together, whether acting for the borrower or the lender. Topics include commitment letters, parties, types of loans, due diligence searches, pre-funding conditions, insurance, common lender expectations, working with all parties, transmittal letters, security, and standard security documents. Practical tips are included throughout.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Commercial Real Estate for Legal Support Staff program in Edmonton on March 10, 2020.

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  • Commercial Mortgage Lending

    $65.00

    This paper provides an overview of commercial lending, including a discussion of Term Sheets and Loan Agreements. Following this overview, the author provides recommendations on the legal due diligence required in commercial lending transactions. The paper provides an analysis of the documentation required in a commercial mortgage transaction, including Non-Disturbance Agreements, a General Assignment of Rents and Leases, and Debentures. Commercial mortgage lending precedents are included.

    This paper was presented at our Land Mortgage Financing and Enforcement Fundamentals seminar in November of 2012.

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  • Commercial Real Estate for Legal Support Staff (Program Materials)

    Explore common issues in commercial real estate and commercial leasing, including review of the agreement, due diligence and searches, closing, and reporting.

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