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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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Fallout From the Southern Alberta Floods

What happens to an offer if a property sustains damage prior to possession? I extend my sympathies to everyone impacted by the flooding in Southern Alberta at the end of June 2013. I also congratulate the communities for the way they all pulled together to help each other. The week following the flood was a…
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