Being Sued is No Fun! #438

Legally Speaking

By Jennifer Clee We all know that being sued for allegedly failing to fulfill legal and/or professional responsibilities can be traumatic, but it can also be time consuming and consequently, expensive. A recent decision of our Provincial Court illustrates how legal proceedings involving relatively straightforward legal issues can morph into protracted and strenuous battles.1 The

Area, Mistake Discovered After Closing #157

Legally Speaking

By Gerry Neely B.A. LL.B A vendor innocently misrepresents the area of his lot as 10 acres when it is only six acres. If the purchaser relied upon this misrepresentation and discovered the mistake BEFORE completing his purchase, the probability of the purchaser being able to repudiate the contract is high. That probability may be

Appraiser and Real Estate Licensees – Question of Liability #105

Legally Speaking

By Gerry Neely B.A. LL.B John and Joan were looking for revenue property which they found in 1980 thirteen miles east of Smithers Iying between the Yellowhead Highway and the Bulkley River. In addition to the house they intended to occupy, the parcel of land contained eighteen mobile home pads and a recreational camping ground