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Rent-to-Own Agreements

The common thread of rent-to-own agreements is that the buyer will take possession and make payments to the seller over time and only upon payment in full will the seller then transfer legal title of the property to the buyer. There are generally two ways in which a rent-to-own agreement is structured; (i) agreement of sale and (ii) rental agreement with option to purchase. Agreement… Read More »

Congratulations to Bryan J. Peters

Congratulations to Bryan J. Peters on receiving his Call to the Ontario Bar. The primary areas of Bryan’s practice include corporate and commercial transactions and real estate transactions. As part of his work in these areas, Bryan has experience acting in the areas of condominium law, having represented developers, purchasers and sellers of condominiums; agricultural law, providing legal advice to farm and agricultural operators and… Read More »

Manitoba New Home Warranty Act – Will you be Ready for it?

The Manitoba provincial government has proclaimed the New Home Warranty Act and Regulation to come into force as of January 1, 2020. As a new home buyer, a builder or a lender, you should start to familiarize yourselves with the new rules and requirements, so that you are not caught off guard.  The following is a basic overview of the new regulatory scheme: In most… Read More »

Rent Guidelines for 2018

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 1.3% effective January 1, 2018. There are certain residential units that are exempt from the rent increase guidelines, including: units renting for more than $1,475 a month as of December 31, 2017 units managed by, or… Read More »

Buying a Home: Land Transfer Tax

Land transfer tax is paid by a buyer of real estate in Manitoba. There are only very limited exceptions to the payment of land transfer tax. For example, an “interspousal” transfer of land between spouses or common-law partners is typically exempt from land transfer tax, and the sale of farmland to another farmer, as defined by the applicable legislation, who will use the land for… Read More »

Prescriptive Easements and Indefeasibility of Title

In our real property system landowners can, for the most part, absolutely rely on what the Certificate of Title says as a full and complete answer regarding rights to any particular piece of real property. Section 59 of Manitoba’s The Real Property Act says that very explicitly. It reads: Conclusive evidence — title paramount (indefeasible) 59(1)       Every certificate of title or registered instrument, as long as… Read More »

 
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