Category Archives: Property

Punitive Damages and the Residential Tenancies Act

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Punitive Damages and the Residential Tenancies Act Case Commented On: Wilderdijk-Streutker v Zhao, 2017 ABPC 24 (CanLII) Punitive damages are rarely awarded in residential tenancy disputes, but Wilderdijk-Streutker v Zhao is one of those rare … Continue reading

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When is a Lease an Improper Subdivision of Land?

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: When is a Lease an Improper Subdivision of Land? Case Commented On: Paskal Holdings Inc v Loedeman, 2017 ABCA 29 (CanLII) An instrument or a caveat related to an instrument “that has the effect or … Continue reading

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The Harsh Consequences of Ignoring the Dower Act

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Harsh Consequences of Ignoring the Dower Act Case Commented On: Joncas v Joncas, 2017 ABCA 50 (CanLII) If you are a married Albertan with a piece of real property registered in your name alone, … Continue reading

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Reasons, Respect and Reconciliation

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Reasons, Respect and Reconciliation Case Commented On: Kainaiwa/Blood Tribe v Alberta (Energy), 2017 ABQB 107 (CanLII) Reconciliation between Canada’s settler society and First Nations and other indigenous communities certainly requires mutual respect but it should also … Continue reading

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Residential Tenancy Agreements, Options to Purchase, In Terrorem Clauses, and Relief from Forfeiture

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton  PDF Version: Residential Tenancy Agreements, Options to Purchase, In Terrorem Clauses, and Relief from Forfeiture Case Commented On: Dreamworks Ventures Ltd v Dye, 2017 ABPC 20 (CanLII) This residential tenancy case, arising in the context of a … Continue reading

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