Entries by Heath Law, Nanaimo Lawyers

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COVID-19 – Force Majeure Provisions to add to Real Estate Contracts in British Columbia

Force Majeure Provisions to add to Real Estate Contracts: Do you need one?   Generally, a “Force Majeure” clause is a common clause in contracts that essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as a war, strike, riot, crime, plague (e.g. […]

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COVID-19 – Working from Home in British Columbia – Occupational Health and Safety Policy

COVID-19 – Occupational Health and Safety Policy: Do you have one? Worksafe BC requires that those employers whose employees are working from home due to COVID-19 should ensure they have a basic Health and Safety Policy. The Health and Safety Policy should contain an acknowledgment from the employee that he or she understands their role, […]

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Defaulting Commercial Tenants

COVID-19 Pandemic – Commercial Retailers Defaulting Rental Payments Increases In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic that is currently plaguing the world, some commercial retailers have been forced to close their doors.  With no income, the likelihood of these commercial retailers defaulting on their rental payments increases.  What should the commercial landlord do with […]

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Exclusion of Liability Clauses

Ski-hill Lift Tickets – Liability, Unilateral Contracts, Negligence Exclusion In certain situations, such as obtaining a lift ticket for a ski-hill, “unilateral contracts” are used by one of the parties to the contract (i.e., the ski hill) which set out specific conditions the other party (i.e., the consumer) must accept if the consumer wants to […]

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Do Spousal Support Obligations Survive Death?

What happens to spousal support when the person making the payments (the “Payor”) passes away?  Does the spousal support die along with the Payor or does the obligation survive, binding the estate of the Payor? When married or common-law couples end their relationship, sometimes spousal support arises.  Spousal support is payment from one spouse to […]


COVID-19 and Contract Obligations

COVID-19 and Contract Obligations Contracts are of vital importance to the workings of society.  They hold people accountable to their promises and actions.  When a contract has the necessary elements (offer, acceptance, and consideration) as well as being properly signed, the parties will be bound to whatever promises were made in the contract. Often, contracts […]