Legal Beat: Faulty septic system makes for sale that stinks

by Merv Burgard, Q.C This case in the Nova Scotia Small Claims Court hinged on the state of a septic system and claims made by the registrant about his plumbing expertise. During the rural real estate transaction, the owner completed a Seller Property Information Statement (SPIS). In that document, she inserted a handwritten response to … Continued

Legal Beat: Use forms properly and fill in the blanks

by Merv Burgard, Q.C A seller was mistaken about the terms of a conditional agreement of purchase and sale.  Completion of the transaction in Burlington would have resulted in the buyer getting the property at an unintended price that was below market value.  The motions judge and the Court of Appeal concluded that the seller … Continued