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What is a Shared Well and why do I need a Shared Well Agreement?

Many properties in southeastern Manitoba have a unique feature that distinguishes them from properties in other parts of the province – a shared well. If you are new to this area, you may not be familiar with shared wells and even if you are familiar with them, there are many important legal requirements with shared wells, that you may not be aware of. What is… Read More »

Get to Know…Marcel Jodoin

BACKGROUND Marcel is one of the senior lawyers at Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP, having joined the firm as an associate lawyer in 1983. Marcel became a partner at the firm in 1987 and is the senior civil litigation counsel at Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP. EDUCATION Marcel graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in economics and then graduated from Law School in 1982.… Read More »

Amendments to The Buildings Act

Amendments have been made to The Buildings Act (formerly known as The Buildings and Mobile Homes Act) which relate to the purchase and sale of mobile homes. For some time, lawyers in our office have emphasized the importance of a mobile home having a label affixed to the mobile home, such as a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) label. Without such a label, the seller was… Read More »

New Rules for Operating a Short-Term Rental in Winnipeg

Operating a short-term rental in Winnipeg will require a licence as of April 1, 2024. This will apply to rentals such as Airbnb, Vrbo, or bed and breakfasts, and it applies to rentals being operated out of the primary place of residence and any non-primary properties.  In following the footsteps of other major cities that regulate the short-term rental industry, the goal is to provide… Read More »

UPDATE: What You Need to Know About the NEW BAN on Residential Purchases for NON-Residents

In June 2022, the Canadian Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act received royal assent. The Act effectively bans the purchase of residential real estate for non-Canadians and imposes a fine to anyone who breaches it as a non-Canadian purchaser or as a person who assists a non-Canadian in purchasing residential real estate. This ban is set to take effect on January… Read More »

Underused Housing Tax: The Impact on Some Residential Property Owners

Canada Revenue Agency extended the deadline for filing the 2022 Underused Housing Tax Return until April 30, 2024. This extension means that all penalties and interest will be waived so long as the return is filed by April 30, 2024. This also means that both the 2022 and 2023 Underused Housing Tax Returns need to be filed by the same deadline. The Underused Housing Tax… Read More »