Program Papers

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  • Title Insurance: The Claims Process

    $65.00
    The effective use of title insurance by lawyers requires a basic understanding of the coverage, both its benefits and limitations. The use of title insurance in a lawyer’s practice allows for timely closing of real estate transactions, facilitates solutions to issues preventing closing, saves costs, and provides insured homeowners, property owners, and lenders with comprehensive coverage against hidden risks affecting title to real property. This paper provides an overview of the operation of title insurance and of how title claim issues are resolved. It addresses key areas of knowledge that all lawyers who use title insurance in Alberta should possess, including a discussion on the basics of title insurance, what is covered, and various claims examples.
    In addition, a sample residential policy and sample residential lender policy are included for reference.

    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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  • Top 10 Considerations When Acting for a Purchaser of a Condominium Unit

    $55.00

    The purchaser of a condominium unit is buying an interest in both the real estate and the condominium corporation. Therefore, a lawyer acting for such a purchaser must be vigilant in reviewing, at a minimum, the condominium corporation documents in addition to the real estate aspects of the purchase and finance. This paper concisely and thoroughly discusses ten key considerations lawyers should be mindful of when they act for purchasers of condominium units, including financial statements and budgets, reserve fund studies, real property reports, estoppel certificates, bylaws, among other things.

    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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  • Trust Conditions

    $45.00

    Essential to the smooth closing of any purchase or sale, this paper provides information on the trust conditions imposed and undertakings given in a residential real estate transaction. In addition to trust conditions and the undertakings, this paper also provides details on drafting a trust letter. Trust letter precedents are included.

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

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  • Using Condominiums Safely and Effectively: Avoiding Unplanned Results

    $55.00

    This paper provides an overview of condominiums, highlighting key provisions from the Condominium Property Act and its regulations. Topics discussed include types of condominium developments, condominium corporations, unit ownership, and cannabis considerations for condominiums. As well, key principles and concepts related to condominiums are also considered, such as property management, reserve funds, condominium fees, and more.

    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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  • Water Law and Rural Property Transactions

    $65.00

    The occupation and use of rural land in Alberta is impacted, to some extent, by the proximity to a source of water for potable and irrigation use. This paper discusses the interplay of water law and rural property transactions in Alberta. It reviews the Water Act, RSA 2000, c W-3, and in that context, highlights topics including: deemed licenses, new licenses, and transfers and assignments. It also discusses the Irrigation Districts Act, RSA 2000, c I-11, with a particular focus on terminable water agreements, household purposes agreements, rural water use agreements, remote delivery agreements, alternate parcel irrigation agreements, and transfer of irrigation rights.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Family Farm Issues in Red Deer on October 27, 2017 and in Lethbridge on November 3, 2017.

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  • Western Conveyancing Protocol

    $55.00

    This paper provides background information regarding the Western Law Societies Conveyancing Protocol. In addition to background information, the following topics are covered: the basic description and key steps of the protocol, what is and is not covered by the protocol, how to follow the protocol, useful tips and a number of resources. A number of useful checklists (file review, purchase closing, sale closing, and mortgage closing) are included.

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

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  • Western Torrens Conveyancing Protocol

    $45.00

    This paper serves as a reference for when, why, and how to use the Western Torrens Conveyancing Protocol (the “Protocol”). After providing some background information on the Protocol, it outlines situations when the Protocol can be used in a real estate transaction. This paper also provides a brief overview of how to close a transaction using the Protocol, and what to do if something goes wrong. It also provides some additional pointers on various aspects of a real estate transaction closing under the Protocol, including converting to a Protocol closing after submission for registration, closing date release issues, and a comparison of the Protocol vs. title insurance. This paper also includes a sample trust letter that includes trust conditions for closing using the Protocol.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Real Estate Essentials seminar held in Edmonton on March 10, 2017 and in Calgary on March 17, 2017.

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  • What Are Some of the Available Technologies My Learned Friends and Competitors Use?

    $45.00

    This paper provides valuable tips about the benefits of using technology in your real estate practice. The author itemizes and describes some of the IT tools available to real estate practitioners that are designed to help maintain a competitive and competent practice of law.

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

    Length: 6 Pages

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  • Why Property Rights Still Matter

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    This paper discusses the importance of property rights in Alberta. It identifies a number of foundational principles relating to property rights and reviews three basic elements of fair process with respect to encroachment. It also discusses the role of demographic and cultural realities on property rights advocacy.

    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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