Touchstone Law Group LLP
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Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 8N3
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11
MAY
2020

Introduction to the Land Owner Transparency Register

  If you have not heard yet, British Columbia is preparing to introduce the Land Owner Transparency Registry (the “LOTR”). The LOTR is intended to increase transparency and eliminate (as much as possible) hidden ownership of real estate in British Columbia. The purpose of this...
27
APR
2020

COVID-19 At Home Project Ideas – Businesses

  Many British Columbians are currently at home due to self-isolation, mandatory quarantine or lay offs and in search of projects to pass the time. Believe it or not, there are a number of projects related to your legal affairs that you can tackle from the comfort of your own...
23
APR
2020

COVID-19 At Home Project Ideas – Real Estate

  Many British Columbians are currently at home due to self-isolation, mandatory quarantine or lay offs and in search of projects to pass the time. Believe it or not, there are a number of projects related to your legal affairs that you can tackle from the comfort of your own...
21
APR
2020

COVID-19 At Home Project Ideas – Wills and Estates

  Many British Columbians are currently at home due to self-isolation, mandatory quarantine or lay offs and in search of projects to pass the time. Believe it or not, there are a number of projects related to your legal affairs that you can tackle from the comfort of your own...
06
APR
2020

COVID-19 AND COMMERCIAL TENANCIES

  On March 25, 2020, the provincial government introduced some changes to the Residential Tenancy Act, which will be in effect for the duration of the provincial state of emergency. Specifically, residential landlords are not allowed to evict residential tenants except for in...
01
APR
2020

COVID-19 AND RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES

  On March 25, 2020, the provincial government introduced some changes to the Residential Tenancy Act, which will be in effect for the duration of the provincial state of emergency. Effective as of March 25, evictions are not allowed, and notices to end tenancy cannot be issued...
16
MAR
2020

Introduction to Title Registrations: A Series

  In our real estate practice, we routinely review and advise clients on matters related to titles of properties they are purchasing, selling or seeking to develop.  This series of articles will focus on the various types of registrations (also known as “charges”) that we find...
02
MAR
2020

Does the Will Govern all a Person’s Assets?

  We are often asked how it works with a person’s assets after their death.  Are all the assets dealt with by the Will and administered by their executor?  In other words, do all their assets fall into their estate? The short and simple (and favourite) answer is – not...
18
FEB
2020

Incapacity Planning

  This article discusses three commonly used incapacity planning documents: Power of Attorney, Representation Agreement and Advance Directive. Power of Attorney A Power of Attorney (“POA”) is a legal document that allows you to give legal authority to a trusted person (yo...
03
FEB
2020

Introduction to Wills Variation Claims

  Under the British Columbia Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”), a spouse or child has the right to challenge the distribution of assets set out in a deceased’s will.  This is called a “wills variation claim”, and the right to bring such a claim is...