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Case Comment re: Onni (Victoria Hill) v. Shahi (Jan, 2015)
The Supreme Court of British Columbia released its decision in Onni Development (Victoria Hill Hine) Corp.v. Shahi, 2015 BCSC 100 on January 23, 2015.  The case concerns a developer’s right to retain the deposit of a purchaser, and sue the...
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Balancing the Density Bank – New Opportunities for Developers, holders of Density and the City of Vancouver
Vancouver’s density transfer program has existed since the early 1980’s, so why has there been a recent surge in interest in Vancouver’s Density Bank? The answer lies in the changes to Vancouver’s Transfer of Density Policy and Procedure and the...
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Terra Law is pleased to announce that Greg Fabbro has been made a director of the firm.
Terra Law is pleased to announce that Greg Fabbro has been made a director of the firm. Mr. Fabbro has extensive experience in commercial real estate development and will continue to advise clients on acquisitions, financings, subdivisions, rezonings, dispositions and...
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Season’s greetings from Terra Law Corporation!
Season's greetings from Terra Law.
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Lenders and Lending Lawyers – Don’t Get Tripped Up By The “Clog”
Lenders and their lawyers should be aware that the prohibition against “clogs on the equity of redemption” may become an issue in any transaction that includes a mortgage and an associated option to purchase in favour of the mortgage.
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Holding it All Together: Rental Pool Restrictive Covenant Found Valid
Condominium hotels are condominiums first, and hotels second.  Because of that, it is not uncommon for some of the hotel strata lot owners to second-guess the financial arrangement with the hotel manager and attempt to circumvent steep management fees by...
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ELIZABETH YIP JOINS PANEL ON CHINESE INVESTMENT IN CANADIAN REAL ESTATE
On October 7, Elizabeth Yip was a panelist with other industry leaders at the Western Canadian Hotel & Resort Investment Conference in Vancouver on the session entitled “A Surging Wave: Chinese Real Estate Investment Goes Overseas”.
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Title Insurance Gaining a Foothold in B.C.
Title insurance has become much more relevant in British Columbia (“BC”) in recent years. Prior to that, it was customary for lenders and property owners in BC to rely on the protections afforded by the Torrens land title system in...
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Beverly Ellingson joins panel of legal experts to discuss amendments to REDMA
Beverly Ellingson recently joined a panel of legal experts at the UDI Vancouver Breakfast held on September 11th. Significant changes have been made to the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (REDMA) and the panel was on hand to discuss what...
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Elizabeth Yip to speak at CLE BC’s course on Real Estate Development Advanced Topics
Please join Elizabeth Yip on September 23rd at CLEBC’s course on Real Estate Development Advanced Topics. This course is designed for experienced lawyers practicing in the area of real estate development or municipal law and may also be of interest...
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