On March 27, 2023, new amendments to the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Regulation came into force (the “Amendments”). These Amendments were announced by the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion and follow the much-discussed Prohibition Act and Regulations of the same name that took... Read more
Published on: 2023-03-29
On January 1, 2023, new federal legislation came into force that will have a significant impact on non-Canadians purchasing property in Canada. Otherwise known as the “Foreign Buyer Ban”, the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act (the “Act”) will, by and large, prohibit persons who are... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-11
For years there has been a question on the issue of Condominium’s collecting condo fees on a caveat that was filed more than two years prior to a foreclosure action filed to collect those fees. Did the caveat protect ALL of the arrears owing, as the Condominium Property Act (CPA)... Read more
Published on: 2022-12-20
The Alberta Human Rights Commission decision of Susan Cush v Condominium Corporation No. 7510322 o/a Renfrew House recently confirmed the Human Rights Act and the Condominium Property Act obligations on condominium corporations, including their duty to accommodate. The Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination against any person with respect to goods... Read more
Published on: 2022-11-17
Download the slides from Kate Kozowyk’s presentation to the Alberta Condominium & Real Estate Conference in September, 2022.Topics covered include:“Improper Conduct”CostsHighlights from Alberta Court Decisions in 2021/22Alberta Human Rights Tribunal and Recent RulingsBylaw violationsDownload the slide presentation here.... Read more
Published on: 2022-10-27
In June 2022, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled that a sewer backup insurance policy only applies to a flood originating from “within” a dwelling and not from a drain overflow on a sun deck partially exposed to the outdoors.This ruling comes from Gill v Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company,... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-16


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