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Parental Liability

By Stuart Cappus Kids do the darndest things. Unfortunately, sometimes those things include injuring people or damaging property. For victims of such juvenile indiscretions, suing a child – who no doubt has no income or assets – for compensation is probably pointless. But what about that child’s parents? Can they be held liable for injuries […]

New Reasons for Judgment in a commercial tenancy dispute

Greg Phillips has received reasons for judgment from the BC Court of Appeal in a commercial tenancy dispute. Greg was successful at trial for his clients, the tenants, back in 2016. The landlord, however, appealed the decision. Greg was successful in having the appeal of the landlord dismissed. This has been a long battle, with […]

Partition of Property

By Stuart Cappus For a variety of reasons, two or more people can find themselves owning a single piece of property together. They could have bought the property together. Some or all could have inherited their interest in the property from a former owner. Regardless of how they came to own a property together, there […]

Residential Tenancies: Abandoned Property

By Stuart Cappus Tenants often leave things behind when they move out of a rental unit. In certain circumstances, the landlord is entitled to assume that the tenant has abandoned those belongings and proceed to remove and dispose of them. Specifically, if a tenant leaves things behind after moving out at the end of their […]

Residential Tenancies: Evictions

By Stuart Cappus A landlord can evict a tenant for any number of reasons. In all cases, the landlord must give the tenant a certain amount of notice. How much notice depends on the reason the tenant is being evicted. The most common notices of eviction are: 10-day notice: Unpaid Rent If the tenant fails […]

Residential Tenancies: Moving In and Out

By Stuart Cappus When a tenant moves into a rental unit, the landlord will require the tenant to pay a damage deposit. The damage deposit cannot be more than ½ the monthly rent. Right before the tenant moves in, the landlord and tenant should inspect the unit, and complete and sign a Condition Inspection Report. […]

Collecting on a Judgment

By Stuart Cappus If you have a judgment requiring someone to pay you money, there are several ways of getting what you are owed by the debtor. In all cases, your judgment is good for 10 years after which time you must sue on the judgment to keep it valid. Payment Hearing/Subpoena to Debtor Hearing […]

Ways to Resolve Disputes

By Stuart Cappus Our goal as your lawyers is to get you the best result possible given the circumstances of your case. When you have a dispute with someone, there are basically four ways to do that: negotiation, mediation, arbitration and a trial. Negotiation Negotiation is the most common and basic form of dispute resolution. […]

Levels of Courts

By Stuart Cappus There are essentially four levels of courts that British Columbians involved in civil suits may encounter: the Provincial Court of BC, the BC Supreme Court, the BC Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. The Provincial Court of BC is the lowest level of court in BC. Judges of the […]

Default Judgment

By Stuart Cappus To start a lawsuit against someone, you have to file a document with the court that sets out who you’re suing, why you’re suing them and what or how much you’re suing them for. This document is called a “Notice of Claim” or “Notice of Civil Claim” depending on what court you’re […]