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What happens to your estate if there is no will?

Clients sometimes tell me that they assume if they die without a will, that their assets will go to the government. I don’t know where they get this information – perhaps they have heard of something like this happening in other jurisdictions. In Alberta, the distribution of an Intestate (no will) Estate is governed by…
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2 Tips on Managing Completion Day Disputes

It is not uncommon for there to be disputes about the condition of a property on Completion Day. It sometimes happens that there has been damage to the property since the offer was made, an appliance is missing or not working, or a hidden problem is discovered. These disputes are easier to resolve if potential…
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Stigmatized Properties: Buyer Beware or is Full Disclosure Required?

Buyers are largely responsible for determining that the property they are buying is suitable for their needs. This is the doctrine of caveat emptor, or “buyer beware”. Still, vendors are obligated to disclose certain matters about the property to the buyer. Included in the seller’s warranties in article 6.1 (h) of the standard AREA contract…
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