Updates to BC’s Strata Property Act Lacking

Posted by on Thursday, December 1st, 2022 in Real Estate & Property Law

The BC government recently introduced several changes to the Strata Property Act which change several important elements; for the latest updates from the government see their page (https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/strata-housing/legislation-and-changes/changes-to-legislation). The changes target three areas: 1) The removal of general rental restrictions; 2) The removal of age restrictions; and 3) Confirming electronic participation in meetings. We provide […]

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Ghost Kitchen Leasing

Leasing out a ghost kitchen can be a good bonus for a budding restauranteur

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Avoid Costly Oil Tank Troubles when Buying a House

Posted by on Monday, April 6th, 2015 in Litigation, Real Estate & Property Law

There is a looming epidemic here in BC that may be more devastating to homeowners that the Leaky Condo Crisis.  It is hidden away and silently gnawing away at the equity many homeowners mistakenly feel they are building up in their homes.  Underground storage tanks (USTs), that used to be for heating oil, are causing […]

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Joint Tenancy in Estate Planning

Posted by on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 in Real Estate & Property Law, Uncategorized, Wills & Estate Planning

Earlier this month I was contacted by an adult child wondering about getting themselves registered as a joint tenant on their surviving parent’s property to “make the estate easier to deal with”.  For property owners hoping to save their children the cost of probate, and children looking to find a simple way to transfer a […]

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Multi-Generational living: Everything old is new again.

Friends of mine are an inspiration, they seem to find ways to stick together, help each other, and have fun no matter what the circumstances. Several year ago, the parents, daughter and son were all working in the same city but house prices were increasing and the children could not save enough to afford a […]

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