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Posts from January 2012.
Posted in Real Estate

Last summer, I blogged on the ever expanding body of jurisprudence arising from purchasers of “pre-built” condominiums attempting to use their rescission rights provided under the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (British Columbia) (“REDMA”) to avoid completing their condominium purchases.  In particular, my blog related to the more developer friendly ...

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Posted in Real Estate

Agreements to purchase real estate are generally negotiated between real estate agents without the benefit of legal advice.  This can often lead to vagueness when “special” terms are added to the standard form agreements of purchase and sale. A case in point is the recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Peier v. Cressey Whistler Townhomes Limited ...

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Posted in Defamation

The internet is a wonderful thing.  It provides instant access to a universe of information on nearly endless subjects.  It is a worldwide forum for the exchange of content and ideas.  Anyone with access to a computer can opine on anything or anybody.  Frequently, commentators stray across the line and post defamatory content, often because they think their conduct anonymous.  ...

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Posted in Real Estate

As any strata owner knows, an obstreperous unit owner can make everyone else’s life hell.  Keith Fraser, in a recent article in The Province reported on a B.C. Supreme Court ruling ordering problem strata owners to sell their unit as a result of their outrageous conduct.  The decision is interesting for two reasons.  First, it encourages strata councils to seek redress from ...

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