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5 Types of Encumbrances Homeowners Should Know About

Purchasing a new home has many moving parts. There is often a mortgage involved in addition to the requirements of banks, lawyers, and real estate agents. All of this can easily confuse even seasoned home buyers. For example, one of the basic requirements for obtaining title to a purchaser’s new home is an up-to-date copy…

Five Ways the Condo Property Amendment Act Benefits Buyers

On January 1, 2018 the Government of Alberta rolled out its first batch of changes to the Condominium Property Act by amending it with the Condominium Property Amendment Act (“CPAA”). There are more amendments to come, but this set is primarily meant to protect buyers looking to purchase a condominium – new or not –…

When is it time for a Demand Letter?

Independent trades and subcontractors in construction face a variety of daily challenges, but getting paid on time should not be one of them. Unexpected circumstances anywhere along a project timeline can leave an independent tradesperson, contractor, or subcontractor unpaid for work done. Here are three reasons to seriously consider retaining a lawyer with DBH Law…

What’s on Your Radar? Condominium Corporations and the Condominium Property Amendment Act in 2018

The Government of Alberta has taken on the project of updating the Condominium Property Act to better protect Albertans in the growing condominium market. The Condominium Property Amendment Act was first passed in 2014, but was not proclaimed into force that year. Instead, the Condominium Property Amendment Act’s amendments are coming into force in sections,…

Estate Planning to Provide for Your Family

Estate planning is important. When preparing your Last Will and Testament it is important to consider all of your dependants and how their future care fits into your estate plan. What happens when the Will does not adequately provide for a dependant? A fundamental principle of Alberta estate law is that individuals have the right…

Three Basic Facts about Cryptocurrency

If you’ve been reading the news lately, between Donald Trump’s tweets and keeping up with social media you’ve probably encountered some level of chatter about cryptocurrencies. What exactly is a cryptocurrency, though? How can Bitcoin be valuable if it’s just a string of computer code? DBH Law has answers for you! Here is a basic…

Five Points in Life to Consider Estate Planning

It is always good practice to check-in with your estate plan following significant changes in life. Events like a birth in the family, a marriage, divorce, or purchasing a home or car all leave room for questions about how things will work a little differently moving forward. Creating an estate plan helps provide structure in…