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Joint Tenancy-severance

A joint tenant may sever a joint tenancy with or without the consent or knowledge of the other joint tenant....

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Land (spouse Protection) Act – A Cool Way to Protect your Interest in The Property

If you are not on Title for the house you and your spouse are occupying since marriage or have occupied after marriage or common-law...

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Removing Restrictive Covenants

It may have been a good idea at the time the Restrictive Covenant was registered however, as time passes, things change and having a restrictive...

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RESTRICTIVE COVENANT IN REAL ESTATE

A restrictive covenant is a de-facto contractual arrangement which limits the owner of the land to what they can do with their property.

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"Simple Will" Is It Simple?

A Will has far reaching consequences. It may be a simple will from your perspective, however, remember this document which expresses your wishes...

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Power of Attorney (POA)-an Attorney Cannot Sell to Himself or Herself Using POA

In Accordance with Section 27 of Property Law Act of BC

“An attorney cannot sell transfer our charge of parcel of property in favour of himself or herself, and any such transfer or charge is...

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Wills Variation Claim by Stepchildren

A Certificate of Pending Litigation (CPL) can be filed against land in the same manner as a charge. As per Section 215 of Land Title Act of BC, a person who has commenced...

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Registering a Certificate of Pending Litigation Against Land

A Certificate of Pending Litigation (CPL) can be filed against land in the same manner as a charge. As per Section 215 of Land Title Act of BC, a person who has commenced...

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GST on Buying Real Estate

G.S.T. is payable on the purchase price of newly constructed or substantially renovated residential homes.

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Registering Judgement Against Property

A Notary in British Columbia can help a client to register a charge against debtor’s property. You do not need to go to a lawyer only for this purpose.

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Mortgage Refinancing

Refinancing means paying off an existing mortgage and replacing it with a new one. Possible reasons to refinance could be many in our context:

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Manufactured Home Transfers

In Lower Mainland or the Fraser Valley Region of British Columbia, we have one of the highest prices of property in the world. It is therefore prudent for anyone who is downsizing or getting into the market to consider the option of buying a manufactured home. Approximate cost of a manufactured home varies between $75,000 to $150,000 for a single wide and double wide respectively.

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Buying and Selling Real Estate in BC

If you have the money or you can get a lender to get you the money you can buy real estate in BC without a sweat. The Title Registration process in BC can be ranked as one of the most evolved in the world. It protects buyers from frauds.

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HOW DOES A NOTARY HELP YOU IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION?

A Notary is specifically trained in Land Title Act, Contract Law and Conveyancing Process to ascertain issues which can become a major headache for a Home Buyer in future. It is always a good idea to incorporate a Notary early in the home buying process. A Notary can identify the red flags in the home buying process before it is too late.

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GST Rebate On New Residential Rental Property

If you are buying a new residential property for the purposes of renting out and the Fair Market Value of the property is less than $350,000.00, you are in luck to claim 36% rebate on the GST paid to the CRA. This rebate reduces proportionately on a sliding scale if the value of the property is between $350,000 to $450,000. There is no rebate if the value of the property is more than $450,000.

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