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Changes to Strata Property Act pave the way for strata redevelopment

October 8th, 2015 | Legislation, Strata

Final Update: The changes were made effective on July 29, 2016. Further Update: There were slight revisions made to Bill 40 at Third Reading.  It received Royal Assent on November 17, but for the most part is not yet in force. Commencement will be effected by regulation, which does not […]

The Security Deposit–Effective Security for the Landlord?

July 8th, 2015 | Court Decisions, Leasing

A recent Alberta case [Alignvest Private Debt Ltd. v. Surefire Industries Ltd., 2015 ABQB 148] reminds us of the limitations of the security deposit. The outcome will appear to many landlords to be counterintuitive. Landlords not surprisingly think of the security deposit as a “pot of money” available to be […]

NAIOP and UDI Forecasts (in bite-sized pieces)

January 22nd, 2015 | Uncategorized

Our commercial real estate lawyers were all over Twitter today about the NAIOP and UDI Forecasts, both huge industry events that our lawyers attended. Check out some of the important event content as tweeted by our stellar lawyers, and don’t forget to follow them on Twitter: @JamesASpeakman @TowrissYVR @SarahWynJones @DarrenDonnelly Follow us too: […]

Welcome to (formerly

January 19th, 2015 | Uncategorized

Welcome to our new blog site, (formerly, where you’ll find the same great content, but with an improved look and feel. Don’t be afraid to look around and drop us a line if you see anything you’d like more information on. The Commercial Real Estate Group of Clark Wilson LLP developed and maintains as […]