Touchstone Law Group LLP
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Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 8N3
Office Tel: (250) 448-2637
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24
NOV
2020

How to Defer Your Property Taxes

In the Okanagan, property taxes payable to the applicable taxation authority (city, district, municipality, etc.) are due in the middle of the year (generally, early July) for the entire calendar year.  Annual property tax notices are sent out every May, which set out the amount...
16
NOV
2020

How to Prepare for Your Real Estate Closing

If you have ever purchased a property before, you will likely know that there are many moving pieces that come together in the last few weeks prior to your completion date.  This article will provide you, as a purchaser, with some practical tips to help ensure that this process...
04
AUG
2020

Property Surveys and Subdivision Plans: What is the difference?

  As we have discussed in prior blog articles (and many clients/realtors/brokers who work with us will know), we frequently review documents and title for clients prior to them removing conditions to ensure they’re aware of, and comfortable with, the circumstances of their...
27
JUL
2020

Title Registrations: Undersurface Rights

  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 is the third article in a series of articles that will focus on the various types of registrations (also...
13
JUL
2020

Title Registrations: Covenants

  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 is the second article in a series of articles that will focus on the various types of registrations (also...
30
JUN
2020

Title Registrations: Statutory Rights of Ways

  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 is the first article in a series of articles that will focus on the various types of registrations (also...
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...
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...
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...