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02
DEC
2019

Directors of Corporations and Societies

A director is an individual appointed by the shareholders of a corporation or the members of a society (as applicable) to manage or supervise the management of the operations of the corporation or society, (as applicable). In this article we will discuss some of the requirements,...
18
NOV
2019

Speculation Tax – Choosing the Completion Date and Possession Date

  On February 22, 2018, the B.C. budget introduced its new proposed speculation tax which was brought into law on November 27, 2018 under the Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act, SBC 2018 c.46 (the “Act”). The B.C. speculation tax targets owners of residential properties in parts of...
04
NOV
2019

Conveyancing Documents #101 – Receipt of Terms (Part 3)

  In the second part of this three-part series, we discussed a document referred to as the Acknowledgement and Direction. For more information on Acknowledgement and Directions, please visit:...
22
OCT
2019

Conveyancing Documents #101 – Acknowledgment and Direction (Part 2)

  In the first part of this series of articles, we discussed a document referred to as the Lender/Buyer Consent. If you would like a recap of the Lender/Buyer Consent, please visit:...
07
OCT
2019

Conveyancing Documents #101 – Lender/Buyer Consent (Part 1)

    This is the first part of a multi part series of posts to help clients understand the types of documents that they will generally be asked to sign in the course of a real estate transaction (for the purposes of these articles, we will initially be focusing on purchase...
16
SEP
2019

Community Contribution Companies

  A community contribution company (“CCC”) is a type of corporation incorporated pursuant to the Business Corporations Act of British Columbia. There several distinctions between a traditional corporation and a CCC. Please find a few of the key distinctions below: A CCC must have...
03
SEP
2019

Strata Bylaws and Rules

In British Columbia, a strata corporation is created under the province’s Strata Property Act by filing a strata plan with the applicable Land Title Office. A “strata” can include condominiums, townhouses, duplexes and even single family homes in bare land stratas. In this...
19
AUG
2019

Pre-Paid Property Taxes

  Property taxes are payable to the applicable taxation authority (city, district, municipality, etc.) in the middle of the year (generally, early July) for the entire calendar year. To take the stress out of paying the full amount of your annual property taxes, most cities,...
06
AUG
2019

Why Do We Need Your ID?

  We are often asked by clients why they need to provide us with identification. This is usually because the individual has already shown their ID to their realtor, mortgage broker, lender, financial planner, accountant or various other professionals. In this article we will...
15
JUL
2019

Probating a Copy of a Will

  Creating proper estate planning documents is an important step in ensuring that your wishes are carried out upon your death. Equally as important, however, is ensuring that your estate planning documents are kept in a secure, safe place, so that your executor can access the...