Richards + Company provides legal services to individuals and businesses in Edmonton and throughout Alberta. We actually have clients from all across Canada. Our areas of focus and expertise include Real Estate (Residential and Commercial); Corporate (e.g. incorporations, amalgamations, acquisitions, etc); Commercial (bank financing, land development, business purchases, limited partnerships); and Wills & Estates.

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November 17, 2017

In an earlier blog, we described a bare land condo as a condo unit (or strata title) comprised of land, very much like a non-condominium lot. So in a bare land condo the buildings and at least part of the landscaping are likely inside the unit boundaries, and therefore...

July 6, 2017

Who owns the dog? Ok, you do. Good answer. Who owns the window that the dog is looking through? Careful. It's not as simple as you think. This blog and next we will address a couple of issues arising with respect to bare land condominiums (or bare land strata titles as...

May 15, 2017

Whether your balance sheet is thin, or you’re the co-founder of Twitter, if you get a bank loan, it will be a loan like any other loan. And that means granting the bank a mortgage. So you need to know at least this much . . .

May 1, 2017

When more than one person owns land, there are a couple of ways the law allows us to do that: Jointly or as Tenants in Common. Don't ignore this -it's HUGE!

April 17, 2017

What is the best way to structure your business? Corporation; Joint Venture; Partnership? Here are a few pointers . . .

April 3, 2017

As a Real Estate Investor: Should you incorporate (or just keep investing personally)?

The decision whether to incorporate really encompasses an investigation of a whole range of factors: assessing potential tax savings, liability protection, creditor protection, and ev...

March 11, 2017

THE HONEYMOON: Everything started out great.  The shareholders were optimistic and the business plan was unfolding as it should.  During the initial start-up, somebody suggested they should get a shareholder’s agreement.  Everybody felt it was a good idea, but it wasn’...

November 8, 2016

Last blog we introduced some interesting issues that arise in real estate transactions where Title Insurance is offered in lieu of a missing Real Property Report and Compliance Certificate (RPR). This time we’ll look at a few more scenarios and discuss where Title Insu...

October 25, 2016

You found yourself the perfect house to invest in. Your goal is to hold on to it, rent it out, and then sell when you are ready to retire to a Caribbean beach. The Seller doesn’t have and never obtained a Real Property Report with evidence of municipal compliance (RPR)...

September 17, 2016

As a real estate lawyer, we see and hear some frustrating and even terrible real estate related stories: A purchaser moved in to a beautiful home on the closing day, unpacked and turned on the coffee maker. The power went out in the whole house. Another moved in and wi...

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