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A B.C. Supreme Court judge has scrapped a purported handwritten real estate contract

Judge Scraps Hand-Written Property Sale Contract

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has scrapped a purported handwritten real estate contract that would have seen a strata commercial property sold for much less than the seller’s $550,000 asking price.

Abdul Sabour Mohammad Latif and Haris Azimuddin had claimed that the document was proof that defendant Chandu Nair had agreed to sell his Surrey, B.C., auto body shop to them for $450,000. Nair had argued that he never agreed to sell the property and signed what he believed was a receipt for a $10,000 deposit on top of a previous $15,000 deposit.

Nair told the court that the document originally only had information about the deposits and no reference to the $450,000 price to which allegedly agreed. Justice Janet Winteringham found the plaintiffs’ testimony to “lack credibility and reliability,” according to her decision posted on the B.C. courts’ website.

Winteringham agreed with Nair’s contention that he did not sign a contract.

The 1,202-square-foot property is located in Surrey’s Newton area.


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Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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