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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...
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...
20
JAN
2020

Mortgage vs. Line of Credit?

  In our practice, we routinely deal with mortgages in the course of all types of residential real estate transactions.  The term “mortgage” refers to the nature of the registration against title to a property rather than the actual credit facility that the borrower has taken out...
06
JAN
2020

Strata Bylaw Pet Restrictions

  Each strata corporation is governed by a set of bylaws. Bylaws outline the rights and obligations of the owners of the strata lots as well as the obligations of tenants, occupants or visitors of such owners. For example, strata bylaws may provide for the control, management,...
16
DEC
2019

What Happens If a Property Owner Loses Capacity?

  A person must have “capacity” in order to enter into a legally binding contract with respect to land. Two of the most common contracts with respect to real estate include a Contract of Purchase and Sale which is used to purchase or sell real estate or a Residential Tenancy...
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...