Depreciation Reports: Buying a Condo, and What it Means for You

The Depreciation Report will prove very advantageous for both current condo owners and prospective buyers, who will now have a much clearer picture of what state the building is currently in and what kinds of costs they can…

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The Perils of Joint Tenancy with Children

A recent case decided by the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Eng (Re), demonstrates the risk parents take when adding their children to title to their property in joint tenancy.  Adding a child as a joint tenant on…

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An Oil Tank Surprise

In a recent case from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, A Speedy Solutions Oil Tank Removal Inc. v. Horvath Estate the Executor of the Horvath Estate had entered into a contract to sell the estate real property…

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British Columbia – Environmental Protection and Landowner Rights

On March 29, 2010, the Government of British Columbia announced that it intended to introduce into the British Columbia legislature, a bill to amend the Oil and Gas Activities Act and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act. Amendments…

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Brazil: Residential Property Mortgages for Foreign Investors Coming

Financial impediments for foreign investors come in many shapes and sizes.  In this instance, Brazil is acknowledging the problem of a dearth of residential mortgage lending, to foreigners looking to acquire a home in Brazil.  Although in theory…

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