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Read more on Statutory Building Schemes

Statutory Building Schemes

TagsArticles, Real Estate and Transactions, Strata Property Law

When Is a Statutory Building Scheme No Longer Enforceable? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is, “it depends”. A statutory building scheme is a document that is registered on title to properties within a subdivision imposing terms that limit what a homeowner can do with his or her property. Statutory building schemes can be very…

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Read more on Kelowna Commercial Real Estate Property In High Demand for Cannabis Industry

Kelowna Commercial Real Estate Property In High Demand for Cannabis Industry

TagsArticles, Real Estate and Transactions

With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, commercial real estate property and commercial leasing are in high demand for businesses seeking to operate legal cannabis dispensaries in Kelowna and throughout Canada.   The Cannabis Act ensures a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale, and possession of cannabis. In British Columbia, local, provincial and federal laws dictate…

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Read more on Changes to REDMA for the Assignment of Contracts

Changes to REDMA for the Assignment of Contracts

TagsArticles, Business Law, Real Estate and Transactions

Effective January 1st, 2019 there will be new changes to REDMA (Real Estate and Development Marketing Act). The changes pertain to the assignment of contracts for developments like Ella, One Water, Brooklyn, and other strata condos in town. With these new changes, if a purchaser wants to assign their contract before they complete their purchase…

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Read more on Leaving Your Estate to a Pet

Leaving Your Estate to a Pet

TagsArticles, Estate Litigation, Wills & Estate Planning

An Estate plan will usually involve leaving your assets to family members, friends, and/or charities. However, what about those furry members of your family? Although not common, an increasing number of Canadians are writing provisions for their pets in their Wills, to ensure that their “fur-babies” are well taken care of after they pass. A…

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Read more on Five Factors That Will Affect Your Severance Package

Five Factors That Will Affect Your Severance Package

TagsArticles, Employment Law

In Canada, every employment relationship is defined by an employment contract. Sometimes these contracts are written out, however, many employment contracts are implied. Simply put, an implied employment contract are the terms, conditions, and expectations defining the relationship between an employee and an employer. If a non-unionized employee does not have a written employment contract,…

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