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Rent Guidelines for 2015

The Manitoba Government has set the rent increase guideline – being the amount by which landlords can increase the rent of units without applying to the branch – to 2.4% effective January 1, 2015. In addition, for 2015, the government is using a new method of calculating the guideline. The new guideline method is based on the percentage change in the average annual ‘all-items’ Consumer… Read More »

Family Businesses and Employment Insurance

If you are a part of a family run business, there are two things you should know about the Employment Insurance premiums you have been paying for years: If a family member is laid off, EI may not honour their application for benefits; and You might be able to claim back thousands of dollars in premiums that have been paid. Many people are unaware that… Read More »

Senior’s Educational Tax Rebate

If you are 65 years of age or older by the end of the year, you may qualify for savings from the Manitoba Government (which are proposed to increase and eventually eliminate educational taxes, but begin at a maximum of $235 in 2014). If you have not already applied, we suggest you check the following Manitoba Government website (http://www.gov.mb.ca/finance/tao/eptc.html) for further information on eligibility and… Read More »

Should I Incorporate My Business?

Anyone in business must decide what the appropriate form of business organization is for them. Sometimes this is one of the most important business decisions to be made. The consequences of a wrong decision can be catastrophic. Great care ought to be taken and the best advice available should be sought. There are many forms in which a business may be carried on. The SOLE… Read More »

Why Make a Will

A Will is a written document which controls the disposal of a person’s property after death. It allows a person to state what should be done with their property and allows you to appoint the person you want to represent your estate after death. There are many reasons why a person should make a Will. If you die without one, Provincial Law will govern the… Read More »

Selling a Home: Disbursements

In addition to the fees, most law offices will also require reimbursement of their out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the completion of the sale of your home. These out-of-pocket expenses include such items as courier charges, land titles searches, photocopying, fax charges, long-distance charges, etc. These costs incurred by a seller are usually much less than the costs incurred by a buyer and are often less… Read More »