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A Lesson in Maintaining Privity: SCC Resolves Dispute over Interpretation of Alberta Agreement
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • May 12 2016

On May 6, 2016, in Heritage Capital Corp. v. Equitable Trust Co., the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) weighed in on one of the many disputes stemming

Court of Appeal confirms your word is your bond
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • September 1 2014

A recent Court of Appeal decision confirms that a promise may become binding, even if non-contractual. The Court did not clearly establish the

Landlord's liability to pay rates following disclaimer
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • July 21 2014

We have just had a reminder that a landlord's obligation to pay rates can arise when it has the legal right to take possession even though it is

How to determine a share in a property
  • Anthony Gold Solicitors
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • June 18 2014

There is no simple answer. Try to agree it with your former partnerco-owner. In the absence of an agreement you should try mediation. Proceedings

Tenant's goods what can I do?
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • June 18 2014

A common problem faced by landlords is when a tenant leaves fixtures, fittings and possessions behind at the end of a lease. But what exactly can a

Landlord and tenant - why you need to follow the lease to the letter when serving a break notice
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • May 29 2014

In our SeptemberOctober 2013 update, we considered the High Court decision in Friends Life Ltd v Siemens Hearing Instruments Ltd. The High Court

Frozen in time: tenant given a cool 10 year term on lease renewal
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • May 22 2014

In Iceland Foods Ltd v Castlebrook the court considered the often thorny issue of the length of term which a tenant should be granted in a lease

Variation of leases - the dangers of not including the guarantor
  • Pitmans LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • March 10 2014

The recent Court of Appeal decision, Topland Portfolio No.1 Limited v Smiths News Trading Limited 2014 EWCA Civ 18, has provided a reminder to

Guarantor pays nothing in DIY store case
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • February 11 2014

The recent Court of Appeal case involving Topland Limited and Smiths News Trading Limited was a salutary lesson about the strict rules that protect

Sale of land by e-mail possible in England?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • December 16 2011

In Ontario, transactions involving interests in land are specifically excluded from the scope of the Electronic Commerce Act