Notices Not Mandatory in Alberta New Home Warranty Program Arbitration

The ABQB has held that neither written notice of defects within a prescribed time nor notice for conciliation are mandatory steps in the Alberta New Home Warranty Program dispute resolution process. See Urban E. Homes Ltd. v. Condominium Corporation No. 0313563. Conciliation is primarily aimed at ensuring resolution of the Program’s warranty obligation, not the builder’s. […]

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A More Reasonable Offer

The Globe and Mail today says researchers have found that offering a precise number, such as $4,925, resulted in a significantly more deferential counteroffer, due to the perception that a precise opening offer was more reasoned and informed. While this may be true, negotiators participating in principled negotiation, fostered in mediations, may be asked to […]

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