Real Estate and Transactions

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 Title Review for Real Estate Purchases: Advice from Kelowna Real Estate Lawyer

Title Review for Real Estate Purchases: Advice from Kelowna Real Estate Lawyer

TagsArticles, Real Estate and Transactions

Once you have an accepted offer to purchase a property the very next thing you should do is send that contract to your Kelowna real estate lawyer. Real estate lawyers want your contract as early as possible so we can collect information on the property and so we have time to complete a title review. The…

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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 Are You Considering Purchasing a Unit in a Strata/Condo Building or Complex?

Are You Considering Purchasing a Unit in a Strata/Condo Building or Complex?

TagsArticles, Real Estate and Transactions, Strata Property Law

When purchasing any real estate, the onus falls on purchasers to investigate the state and quality of the property they intend to buy.  When considering units in apartments, condo buildings, townhouses, and even duplexes, purchasers should ensure they have a subject condition in the Contract of Purchase and Sale allowing them to review and approve…

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Read more on Protecting the Vulnerable: Committeeship in BC

Protecting the Vulnerable: Committeeship in BC

TagsArticles, Estate Litigation, Real Estate and Transactions, Wills & Estate Planning

What is a Committee? A Committee (pronounced Caw-mi-tee) is a person, trust company, or the Public Guardian and Trustee (“PGT”) who is appointed by the Supreme Court of BC to act as a Guardian and to make decisions for an adult who cannot manage themselves or their finances. You or a family member may need…

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