Touchstone Law Group LLP
#208 – 1664 Richter Street
Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 8N3
Office Tel: (250) 448-2637
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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...
02
JUL
2019

Incorporating a Society

  A society is a legal entity created by incorporating pursuant to the Societies Act of British Columbia (the “Act”). Please note that the Act came into force in British Columbia on November 28, 2016 replacing the previous Society Act. For a list of some of the notable changes...
17
JUN
2019

Short Term Rental License

  As of July 1, 2019, anyone operating a short term rental (AirBnb, VRBO, HomeAway, etc) within the City of Kelowna is required to have a short term rental license. In the City of Kelowna, short term rentals are defined as renting a residence for periods of 29 days or less. If...
03
JUN
2019

Name Registrations on Title

When purchasing (or otherwise acquiring) real property, it is important to consider the best way to have your name shown on title.  We frequently come across individuals who have multiple names (or variations thereof) shown on their identification and how their name shows on...
20
MAY
2019

Non-Conforming Strata Properties

  Occasionally, we hear from owners of stratified properties where there are only a few units, or stratified duplexes, that their strata is “non-conforming”.  Often, these smaller strata properties do not vote as an active strata council, collect strata fees, have a contingency...
06
MAY
2019

Help! I am an executor of an estate – what do I do with digital assets?

  Digital Assets? What are those? In the words of Wikipedia, a digital asset is anything that exists in a binary format and comes with the right to use.  Digital assets include but are not exclusive to: digital documents, audible content, motion picture, and other relevant...
15
APR
2019

Restoring a Company

  Dissolving a company represents the end of its existence. A dissolved company is a company that was once a validly existing company but has since been struck from the BC Registry (in the case of a BC company) and no longer exists. A dissolution may be voluntary or involuntary....
01
APR
2019

What Happens If a Co-Owner of Real Estate Dies?

  It is common for two or more individuals to own real estate together as co-owners. Before purchasing real estate with another individual it is important to consider what will happen if you or one of the other co-owners passes away. In this article we will discuss what happens...