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Does a Lease Created From an Option to Lease Enjoy the Same Priority as the Option?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 24 2016

In large infrastructure projects where multiple parcels of land are required to build the project, project developers will often enter into options


Operating Cost Statements - How Much Information is Enough?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 15 2016

The almost universal practice is that at the beginning of each year landlord estimates operating costs and tenant pays in instalments based on that


What does the duty of good faith REALLY mean?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 9 2016

Since the Supreme Court decision in Bhasin v Hrynew, which firmly established a duty of good faith in contractual relations, the exact contours of


The Real Estate Council of B.C. Under Review - the Independent Advisory Group report marks the end of self-regulation
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 2 2016

For the past 10 years, realtors have been regulated by the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (the “RECBC”), a statutory corporation that derives


Stringent Non-Compliance Penalties under B.C.’s new Property Transfer Tax Regime
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 28 2016

On Monday, July 25, 2016, the government of British Columbia announced that foreigners who buy residential property in the Vancouver area will have


Disruptive Technologies and Real Estate Pricing
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 19 2016

You don’t need a degree in urban land economics to know that real estate prices generally increase with elevation, or to understand why, since most


Supreme Court of Canada decides that substance trumps form in the application of the Section 8 Interest Act prohibition on higher default interest to an incentive rate mortgage
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 20 2016

In Krayzel Corp. v. Equitable Trust Co., 2016 SCC 18 ("Krayzel"), the Supreme Court of Canada held that an interest rate increase that was structured


Calculating Damages for False Estoppel
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 25 2016

The Quebec Court of Appeal in Meyerco Enterpresis Ltd. v. Kinmont Canada Inc. (2016 QCCA 89) has recently partially overturned a lower court ruling


Pick and Choose: Federal insolvency law takes precedence over Provincial legislative scheme governing the Alberta Energy Regulator
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 24 2016

On May 18, 2016, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta released its much anticipated decision in Re Redwater Energy Corporation, 2016 ABQB 278, which


B.C. Government Shines a Light on Shadow-Flippers with New Regulations
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 16 2016

Shadow-flipping has been the subject of intense media attention over the past few months, and there has been increasing pressure on the B.C