The Vancouver Empty Homes Tax was signed by Mayor Robertson on November 16, 2016 for Class 1 Residential properties* located within the city of Vancouver… Read More »Writing an Offer to Purchase to comply with the Vancouver Empty Homes Tax
I wanted to share a story with you from Vancouver Sun: Douglas Todd: Explosive B.C. court case details seven migration scams It took the court… Read More »7 Migration Scams revealed in recent BC Supreme Court judgment (Fu v. Zhu BCSC 9)(2018)
Vancouver’s newest proposed Development Cost Charges; is there a democratic deficit in the city’s densification policies?
Yet another tax, in this instance called a “DCC” ( development cost charge ) is to be added to all new developments. This has been… Read More »Vancouver’s newest proposed Development Cost Charges; is there a democratic deficit in the city’s densification policies?
In the case of Wilke v. Jeong, (BCSC 2017 2131) released two days ago, Madame Justice Warren of the BC Supreme Court ruled that the… Read More »The (Unexpected) BC Foreign Buyers Tax: Can it relieve a purchaser of her obligation to complete?
New Zealand’s new, 37 year old Prime Minister elect, Jacinda Ardern has just introduced legislation to ban home sales to foreigners. “Foreign ownership and a… Read More »Should Canada follow New Zealand’s lead and ban home sales to foreigners?
Fed up with the one-sided nature of pre-sale contracts, a group of disgruntled Langara West pre-sale buyers are challenging the status quo. This is yet another… Read More »Enough is enough! Pre-sale condo buyers seek justice
Most people who buy real estate assume that only their deposit is at risk if they fail to complete the purchase. For sure their deposit… Read More »Walking away from a real estate purchase just cost the buyer $360,340.35
1. What does it legally mean to add someone’s name to your title? In BC you have to file an electronic FORM A land transfer… Read More »THINK TWICE before “just adding a name” to your title