Month: December 2016

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. […]

Your ICBC Claim: How long will it take to resolve?

How long it takes to resolve your ICBC claim depends entirely on how you fare in the aftermath of your accident. If you recover completely, we as your lawyers can settle your claim then and there. However, if your recovery stalls and your injuries plateau, we will want to investigate to be able to say […]

Your ICBC Claim: Hiring a Lawyer

In an attempt to keep car accident victims from hiring lawyers, ICBC adjusters often tell them that a lawyer will take half of their compensation. This is a myth. First, most people who are injured in car accidents and hire a lawyer enter into what is called a “contingent fee agreement”. This means that we […]

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 […]