Program Papers

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  • Real Estate Fundamentals Program Materials

    This program highlighted valuable information for the real estate practitioner. It discussed the fundamentals of real estate law and conveyancing, including standard documents, key legislation, timelines, and common issues.

  • Real Estate Tips from the Rural Viewpoint

    $55.00

    Transactions related to agricultural land, recreational land, acreages, and municipal lots in smaller centres may present interesting legal questions. This paper discusses some of the peculiarities of rural real estate law and focuses on the practical side of encumbrances and land issues that may be unusual. Among the various encumbrances and issues discussed are surface leases, gross royalty trust agreements, water well agreements, farm leases, title insurance, and foreign ownership of land, among others.

    Appended to this paper are two legal form precedents: an assignment and transfer of compensation for surface lease agreements and a water well agreement. Also included is a report from the Committee on the Issues of Air Conditioning Units and Window Wells on Real Property Reports for Real Properties in the City of Calgary.

    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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  • Recent Case Law Review

    $35.00

    The purchaser in a condominium transaction often has many technical questions about condominium law. For lawyers who do not regularly work with condominium transactions, this paper provides answers to common issues for clients, including such questions as: Can my condo fees be changed? Can I be evicted as an owner? Can I rent my condominium? Can the corporation recover against me for the insurance deductible in a water loss? Can I smoke in my unit even if the bylaws prohibit it?  In addressing common questions, this paper also examines current, relevant case law for condominium transactions.

    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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  • Reintroduction of the Mandatory ADR Rules: A Mediator’s Perspective on the Available Processes and Behaviours for Success

    $35.00

    Author: Robert G. McBean QC

    This paper introduces various dispute resolution mechanisms available under Alberta Rules of Court Rule 4.16(1)(a) and focuses on mediations, both facilitative (interest-based) and evaluative. It discusses 6 factors to consider in determining which process to choose and offers 7 suggestions for behaviours and approaches to most effectively optimize prospects of reaching a satisfactory settlement.

    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.

    These materials are an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.   

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  • Residential Mortgage Issues

    $65.00

    Mortgage financing is inextricable from real estate practice and matters that come within the purview of a real estate lawyer’s role in working with lenders evolve with the times. With new issues and an increase in varied lenders entering the Alberta marketplace, greater efforts must be taken to avoid potential problems. This paper presents a thorough analysis of potential issues that may arise in financed real estate transactions. The author discusses solutions and suggests implementation of specific procedural safeguards to avoid such issues. In particular, topics discussed include receiving and reviewing mortgage instructions, communication with the lender, dealing with difficult or impossible instructions, executing mortgage documents, and being conscious of mortgage fraud, among others.

    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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  • Residential Purchase Contract

    $45.00

    This paper outlines some common issues real estate practitioners face when dealing with a residential purchase contract. The author discusses how to conduct the initial review of a new residential conveyancing file, followed by an overview of the key terms of the contract. The author also highlights a number of common issues that need to be monitored in a residential real estate file. This paper is based upon the October 2012 AREA contract (not included).

    This paper was presented at the Running Your First Real Estate Transaction seminar held in September 2013.

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  • Role of Support Staff in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

    $35.00

    Author: Wendy D. Richardson

    This short paper provides some basic tips for legal support staff and includes sample checklists for both asset and sale transaction documentation, searches, real property documentation for both sale and purchase transactions, and more.

    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.

    These materials are an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.   

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  • Running Real Estate Files: A How to Guide – Purchases

    $65.00

    This paper provides a how-to guide for running a real estate file when acting for the buyer. It provides tips and information for handling a file from start to finish, including receiving the purchase contract, conducting searches, reviewing and preparing purchase and mortgage documents, meeting with and reporting to clients, and requesting funds and closing.

    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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  • Running Real Estate Files: A How to Guide – Sales

    $65.00

    This paper provides a how-to guide for running a real estate file when acting for the seller. It provides tips for handling a file from start to finish, including information on title and tax searches, payout statements, Real Property Reports, trust letters, closings, and common problems and mistakes. It also includes recommended practice guides for Real Property Reports.

    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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  • Rural Property Issues – Selected Estate and Tax Planning Matters Involving Transactions of Farm Properties

    $45.00

    Divided into two parts, this paper considers selected estate planning considerations for blended farm families before discussing unique tax considerations and planning opportunities related with farm properties.

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

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  • Rural Property Issues for Alberta Lawyers Program Materials

    This seminar explores issues relevant to rural property owners, including concerns related to wetlands and noxious weeds, oil and gas leasing, and occupational health and safety.

  • Sales, Purchases, Mortgages, Condominiums, and RPRs

    $120.00

    This collection of papers by a real estate lawyer outlines:

    • The basic requirements of an Alberta residential real estate transaction when acting for a seller.

    • Basic information on the Western Law Societies Conveyancing Protocol for Alberta including topics like when the Protocol is used, commercial property, closing a transaction, dealing with rejections, and making claims under the Protocol.

    • Fundamental on condominium transactions including a discussion of bare land condos, condominium fees and special levies, typical searches, and the requirement on a seller to produce condominium documents.

    • Issues surrounding the obligation on a seller to provide a real property report, closing without one, and compliance issues including encroachments.

    • Common problems for example dower requirements, non-resident vendors, liens, caveats and writs and how to deal with them.

    Precedents and other valuable information attached.

    These papers were presented at the Residential Real Estate for Legal Support Staff Seminar in January-February 2014.

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