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Should We Get Married? Common-Law vs. Marriage

Many people assume that as it is 2016 the rights and obligations associated with marriage are extended to those in common-law relationships. While to a certain extent this is true, it is more complicated than one might expect and it is important that people understand the differences before entering into a relationship. The leading authority [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|Family, Real Estate|

Migrating Your Property into the Land Registry System

Effective December 1, 2004, a new land registry system was rolled out in HRM which is electronically based. Traditionally in Nova Scotia if you were going to purchase a property or re-mortgage, your lawyer’s role would be to certify to you, and your bank, that once you bought the property you would have good marketable [...]

By |May 10th, 2016|Real Estate|

Do I need a Real Estate Agent to sell my home?

My clients will ask me on occasion whether they need a real estate agent to sell their home. People are sometimes interested in selling privately to save paying real estate commission which typically will range between 4-7% of the sale price plus hst. I have had clients advertise their properties on Kijiji or put a [...]

By |May 21st, 2014|Real Estate|