Real Estate
The Consequences of Swearing a False Dower Affidavit
Earlier this year, the courts considered the ramifications of a married person swearing a false affidavit as to their marital status in relation to the transfer of real estate. Joncas...
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Two Lawyers in Our Firm Named to Executive for Canadian Bar Association
As an example of our strong commitment to pro bono work, giving back to our community and staying on the leading edge of the law, KH/Dunkley Law Group is proud to announce...
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Land Titles Fee Increases Cancelled!
Alberta’s new Provincial Government has officially announced that it will cancel the plans of the previous government to increase Land Titles fees. We have had many clients calling our office...
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Buying a Condo? Why Your Lawyer Must Get You An Estoppel Certificate!
An Estoppel Certificate is a document certified by the condominium corporation which provides important information about the specific condominium unit (including any titled parking stalls and storage lockers) and the...
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Buying a New RENTAL Property? You May Qualify for a GST Rebate!
If you are purchasing a newly constructed or substantially renovated residential property for rental purposes, the purchase price will be subject to goods and services tax (“GST”).  However, you may...
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Buying a new home? You may qualify for a GST Rebate!
Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) will typically be collected on the sale prices of most goods and services in Canada. Although GST does not need to be collected in respect...
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The Importance of an Offer to Lease
An Offer to Lease is often just as important, if not more important, than the actual lease agreement when dealing with commercial tenancies.  They are most often binding on the...
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CMHC Insurance Premiums Increased!
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation ("CMHC") has announced that it will increase the premiums to be paid by homeowners when obtaining a mortgage with less than 20% equity in...
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Mandatory New Home Warranties in Alberta
The New Home Buyer Protection Act came into force in Alberta on February 1, 2014 and makes it mandatory for every new house or condo (commenced after February 1, 2014)...
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What are Dower Rights in the Context of Selling a Home?
Dower Rights are rights given to a married person in the couple’s “homestead” when only one spouse is named on title.  Dower Rights arise when either spouse has resided on...
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