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City of Vancouver Vacancy Tax
In the fall of 2016, at the request of the City of Vancouver, the Province amended the Vancouver Charter to provide City Council with the authority to impose, by bylaw, an annual vacancy tax on a parcel of “taxable property”.
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Terra Law represents purchaser on the completed sale of the Oakridge Transit Centre lands, one of the largest real estate transactions in BC’s history!
TransLink announces sale of Oakridge Transit Centre lands.
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Beverly Ellingson and Glenn Leung Selected to be Listed in Lexpert® Special Edition
The Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Infrastructure includes the profiles of two lawyers from Terra Law Corporation: Beverly Ellingson and Glenn Leung. Here is the link to the digital edition of Lexpert.
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BC COURT OF APPEAL RULES ON REAL ESTATE FRAUD CASE
Real estate financing transactions are once again facing scrutiny due to a recent fraud case involving a lender, its customers (the borrowers) and the purported discharge of the borrower’s existing mortgage (Lin v. CIBC Mortgages Inc. – December 18, 2015).
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Changes to Property Transfer Tax in BC
On February 16, 2016, as part of the BC Government’s 2016 budget announcement, the Government introduced several changes to the property transfer tax regime in British Columbia.
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Don’t Be Frustrated by Pre-Closing Damage!
Maison Development & Construction Ltd. v. Jefferson, 2015 BCSC 1329In a recent decision, the BC Supreme Court dealt with the doctrines of specific performance and frustration, and how they apply to the destruction of buildings prior to closing.
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Congratulations to Bev Ellingson and Glenn Leung
Congratulations to both Bev Ellingson and Glenn Leung who appear in the September Special Edition of Lexpert® which features Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers!
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The Best Lawyers in Canada Recognizes Terra Law
Congratulations to Russ Benson who was recognized as "Vancouver Real Estate Lawyer of the Year" in the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada!
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Development Stopped Due to Insufficient Disclosure by the City
On January 27, 2015, the British Columbia Supreme Court issued its decision in Community Association of New Yaletown v. Vancouver (City), 2015 BCSC 117, more commonly being cited as the “Brenhill Decision” as the issue in dispute was whether the...
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Signing Documents in the Digital Age
As more and more communication is carried out through electronic means, it seems that questions about what is sufficient for binding signatures on contracts are becoming more frequent.
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