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Zoned Out: Density Restrictions and Income Segregation
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • February 1 2016

A new paper out of UCLA, published this month in the Journal of the American Planning Association, explores the link between land-use regulation and


Seizing Your Tenant’s Property - The Landlord’s Remedy Of Distress
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 21 2016

One of the most difficult and common problems faced by a landlord is a tenant who is unable or unwilling to pay rent. Under s. 104 of the Alberta


Appeals to Watch in 2016: The Appeals Monitor’s Top Ten
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 13 2016

With each New Year comes a new slate of interesting appeals for Canadian businesses and professions. Without further ado, the Appeals Monitor is


Integrity in Real Estate
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 4 2016

In response to various scandals and as part of a continued global anti-corruption effort, the Canadian federal government responded with a new set of


Dirty estoppel martinis
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 16 2015

A dirty estoppel is much like a Dirty Martini, except it packs a much bigger hangover if not properly digested. On almost all major commercial real


The BC legislature takes a crack at solving the problem of aging strata properties
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 3 2015

On October 8, 2015, the BC Legislative Assembly introduced a Bill that could significantly expedite the redevelopment of aging strata properties in


Can you put lipstick on a pig and call it rent?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 15 2015

Until recently, there has been some confusion over the limitation period in respect of rent. This is largely due to the fact that there are two


Developers: are you meeting your FINTRAC obligations?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • September 25 2015

In recent weeks, news headlines revealed that the Vancouver real estate sector is currently the focus of a Financial Transactions and Reports


Businesses geo-fence properties against drones
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • September 21 2015

Fans who can't get their hands on Blue Jays playoff tickets can forget trying to capture the game from a bird's eye view with their drone. Following


Should we ban forward sales?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • September 16 2015

During a recent forward sale transaction a client declared "Forward Sales should be illegal!". What prompted this outburst was the limited ability