Gilles in Laval asked us the following question: “I live in Duvernay and I rent my house from an old friend. The house has gotten a little rundown and my friend isn’t able to pay for renovations because he is out of work. So I don’t make a big deal [ … ]
Civil and commercial litigation
Des situations juridiques sous un angle simplifié
Are you currently looking to buy a property? If so, you must have noticed that there are a large number of condominiums currently for sale in and around the area of Montreal. As such, builders and property developers often try to promote their [ … ]
As of October 17, 2018, in Canada, it is no longer a criminal offence for adults to possess small amounts of cannabis (marijuana) (30 grams or less) for personal, recreational use. This does not mean, however, that it is now “open season.” Many [ … ]
Boo! This Halloween, it may be a scary thing to try to collect money you’re owed, when you only made verbal agreement.
With the imminent legalization of cannabis for personal, recreational use, which is scheduled for October 17, 2018, employers operating a business subject to the laws of Quebec should, in our opinion, be very interested even before that date, in [ … ]
Property owners often spend substantial sums of money to insure their real-estate investments and we would like to address the concepts of reconstruction value and depreciated value which are, more often than not, very important issues in insurance [ … ]
In a previous article, we examined the dynamic between the Plaintiff and the Defendant regarding the onus in demonstrating the existence of latent defects. This article considers the duty of a buyer, who is notified of a potential problem, by his [ … ]
Although we most often hear about latent defects when purchasing a new home or property, it should be noted that the legal warranty (or warranty against latent defects) provided in the Civil Code of Quebec, is not limited to real estate but can be [ … ]
A new client recently came to see us. He is a construction entrepreneur specializing in road-building contracts. He told us: “I am really worried about my current lawyer. You see, I was bidding on a $500,000.00 contract out in eastern Quebec. The [ … ]
Being made a fool in your personal life may cause anger or embarrassment. However, when it comes to contracts, you are not obliged to accept being made a fool, nor are you necessarily without remedies. First, we examine the situation of the ordinary [ … ]
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