The End of the Property Transfer Tax?

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tax Issues in Real Estate Transactions.
Alix Golgoni

On Wednesday February 18th at a speech before the Surrey Board of Trade, Premier Christy Clark hinted that the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) may be reduced or eliminated some time in the next few years.

Points of Interest: Equality and Not-Sober Judges!

Friday, February 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

wine for judge. Gender gap in legal profession.

Read on, read on...happy Friday!

Landlords and Tenants and Trailers, Oh My!

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 | Comments (0)

commercial leasing

Case Summary: Owners, Strata Plan VIS2030 v. Ocean Park Towers Ltd. 2015 BCSC 146

Relief from forfeiture applications often involve the weighing of equities between landlords and tenants.  Courts take a practical view of costs and harm when deciding these applications. In the recent case of Owners, Strata Plan VIS2030 v. Ocean Park Towers Ltd. 2015 BCSC 146 the Court granted the relief from forfeiture application but imposed significant costs on the successful party. ...Read More

The Price of Being a Parent? $48,630.47 Plus Interests and Costs

Friday, January 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Father hold kids. Family.

The recent B.C. Supreme Court decision in Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District No. 68 v. Dean is enough to make any parent wonder about the cost of raising a child. In this case, the school district brought a claim against a student and his parents for damages caused by the student’s prank at school...

Injunction Junction: Vancouver (City) v. Canadian Pacific Railway Company 2015 BCSC 76

Friday, January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

injunction - the law

On January 20, 2015 the B.C. Supreme Court released its decision dismissing an injunction application brought by the City of Vancouver in regards to the Arbutus corridor. This stretch of land, which runs through the City’s west side, used to be an active railway operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CPR). The land is owned by CPR but the City has attempted to restrict . . .