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How should a strata deal with the owner from hell? - the final chapter!

Canada - November 13 2013 In several earlier posts I discussed a B.C. Supreme Court decision involving problem strata owners who had, for years, defied efforts by the strata…

Will speed lead to forfeiture? The case of the dashing Ducati

Canada - November 11 2013 As is frequently noted in the press, B.C.'s Director of Civil Forfeiture is very aggressive in pursuing forfeiture in all sorts of cases, often…

Compelling an executor to make a distribution: can you make a trustee pay?

Canada - September 23 2013 You are a beneficiary of someone's will. You expect to receive a sizeable sum of money. How long do you have to wait before you can expect that…

Can you smell a fundamental breach? Commercial tenancy and quiet enjoyment

Canada - August 22 2013 What happens if you lease a commercial retail space only to find, after several months of operation, that there is a pervasive and unpleasant smell…

What if you can't find your dad's will?

Canada - June 13 2013 Despite the advice of professionals to the contrary, families often fail to discuss estate matters with each other. Parents may not even say they…