The dangers of self-made wills

Preparing your own will may seem appealing and cost effective, but there are significant risks with will kits and ‘home-made’ wills. The importance of having a lawyer test capacity For any testamentary document to have effect, the testator (or willmaker) must have legal capacity when executing the document. The classic test for capacity was outlined [...]

2021-07-29T22:31:12+00:00May 24th, 2021|

Tenants’ fixtures and removal

Is it a fixture or chattel? Contracts for the acquisition of property often include a clause under which the purchaser becomes entitled to any fixtures attached to the property. Generally, fixtures are those immovable objects which are considered part of the land by being fixed or attached to the land. Conversely, chattels are items of [...]

2021-07-29T22:31:41+00:00May 17th, 2021|

Little Known Provisions of the Retail Leases Act

I would like to draw to your attention to lesser-known provisions of the Retail Leases Act which may be of benefit to Tenants. 1. Opportunity for Tenants to have current market rent determined early (Section 32, Retail Leases Act) It is very common for rent increases to be determined by a market review and this [...]

2021-07-29T22:37:28+00:00May 6th, 2021|
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