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Residential Tenancies Branch – Current Issues

RENT INCREASE GUIDELINES 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, 2020.    This is one of the higher permitted rent increases in recent years. Landlords that want to increase rent by the guideline are reminded that the increase notice must… Read More »

Contracts of Sale and a Real Estate Agent’s Duty of Care

This last September, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench articulated the level of skill and care expected of real estate agents when handling their clients’ affairs. Particularly, it discussed the expectations held when advising clients of the meaning and effects of different provisions in a contract of sale. In Alvas v Barrett, the vendors of a home (the Alvases) sued the Barretts for breach of… Read More »

Get to Know…Bryan Peters

BACKGROUND Bryan is a partner at Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP, joining the firm as an associate lawyer in 1992. Bryan became a partner at the firm in January of 2000. EDUCATION Bryan graduated from the University of Manitoba with his Bachelor of Laws in 1989.  He received his Call to the Manitoba Bar in 1990, and his Call to the Ontario Bar in 2018. AREAS… Read More »

Civic Holiday Closure

Our offices will be closed on Monday, August 5th.

 
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