Abuse of Powers of Attorney

The uses and abuses of powers of attorney, according to British Columbia law.

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New Tax on Foreign Buyers of Vancouver of Real Estate

Foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver real estate will be taxed an additional 15 per cent, the government announced today in new legislation.

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B.C. Society Act Revamp – Part 2

BC Registry Services have produced an initial transition guide for existing societies operating under the current Society Act, to allow those existing societies to transition to the rules under the new Societies Act.

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Shadow Flipping and Contract Assignment in the Vancouver Real Estate Market

Real Estate, Shadow Flipping and Contract Assignment in the Vancouver Market

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The City of Vancouver’s Response to Short-Term Rental Services

The state of short term rentals in the City of Vancouver, and the Mayor's response to it.

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Real Estate Prices, Disclosure and the UK Market

Foreign companies will be forced to disclose ownership before buying English property.

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BC Budget 2016 – Real Estate Update

British Columbia Provincial Budget and amendments effecting real estate in BC, including changes to the Property Transfer Tax Act.

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Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016

British Columbians who own homes valued up to $1.2 million may be eligible to receive a full home owner grant this year.

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CRA’s Revised Position on Private Health Services Plans

Effective January 1, 2015, a plan is considered a PHSP as long as the premiums paid under the plan relate “all or substantially all” to medical expenses that would otherwise qualify for METC (assuming all other conditions to…

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