Touchstone Law Group LLP
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Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 8N3
Office Tel: (250) 448-2637
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12
APR
2021

Real Estate Tips in a Crazy Market

It is already a wild and crazy world in the real estate market as we approach what is usually our busy time in the calendar year.  Whether you keep tabs on the market statistics or not, it is hard to ignore the speed and activity of the industry evident in many markets these...
15
MAR
2021

Land Owner Transparency Register: Providing Notice to Interest Holders

  In our blog post of February 2, 2021, we provided an overview of the British Columbia Land Owner Transparency Register and how it affects incoming and current Reporting Bodies. Clink the link here for a refresher:...
16
FEB
2021

Remote Signing During COVID-19

  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes to the ways that we live and do business. One such change is that as lawyers, we now have more flexible procedures to take signatures of real estate closing documents.  Previously it was a standard requirement that in order...
02
FEB
2021

Land Owner Transparency Register

  As of November 30, 2020, the British Columbia Land Owner Transparency Act (the “LOTA”) came into force. The purpose of LOTA is to increase transparency and eliminate (as much as possible) hidden ownership of real estate in British Columbia. In effect, when an application is...
18
JAN
2021

Your New Year’s Resolutions: Legal Edition

It’s a new year!  While many of us are probably happy to be waving goodbye to 2020, the start of a new year is a great time to review and assess your personal and corporate administrative matters.  This last year introduced some new requirements that clients should be aware of...
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...
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...