Public Registry of Beneficial Owners of Property – British Columbia

The British Columbia NDP government intends to introduce legislation mandating Canada’s first public registry of property beneficial ownership, to deter investors from buying housing through nominee companies and trusts. The move to crack down on real estate “hidden…

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Legal Support Staff (Downtown Vancouver)

We are a small business oriented law firm located in downtown Vancouver, with a practice focused on corporate / commercial, real estate, estate planning and intellectual property matters, arising in both a domestic and international context. We are…

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Vancouver Empty Homes Tax

Effective January 1, 2017, Vancouver home owners are subject to an empty home tax of 1% of the property’s assessed value (the “Tax”), pursuant to Vacancy Tax By-law No. 11674 (the “By-law”). In accordance with the By-law, all…

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Barbeau Evans LLP – Fall 2017 Law Brief

To learn more about Multiple Wills and Probate Fees in British Columbia, the Foreign Buyer’s Tax, Anti-SPAM Law and the suspension of the Private Right of Action, as well recent developments at Barbeau Evans LLP, please see the:…

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Joanna Elliott, BBA, LL.B. (Hons) Joins Barbeau Evans LLP

Joanna Elliott is the newest addition to our team, joining our firm in September of 2017 as a Legal Assistant.  Joanna is a recent international Law School graduate, who is currently working through the accreditation process to becoming a…

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Foreign Buyer Tax – An Australian Perspective

British Columbia and Ontario have both recently instituted a Foreign Buyers Tax (B.C.) (the “FBT”) and a Non Resident Speculation Tax (Ontario) (the “NRST”), in an effort to address escalating home price and, arguably, the general supply imbalance.…

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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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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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Isn’t Uber Green Enough?

This article examines the legal issues of car share service Uber, in Vancouver.

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Corrupt Capital and the UK Property Market – Lessons for Vancouver?

There is much speculation, although little hard evidence, of the influence of corrupt capital on the Vancouver real estate market generally, and on the escalation of Vancouver housing prices, in particular. It is interesting, and perhaps educative, to…

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