Empty Homes Tax declaration deadline extended
Vancouver City Council voted on May 12, 2020, to give property owners who missed the Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax) declaration deadline...Read More
Down payment assistance loan for first-time homebuyers
The term of the loan is 25 years and it is interest and payment free for the first 5 years. The loan is secured...Read More
Foreign buyers to pay an additional property transfer tax of 15%
Foreign nationals buying property in Vancouver are subject to an additional 15% property transfer tax as of August 2, 2016. According to...Read More
New Property Transfer Tax rules
New Property Transfer Tax rules reduce the amount of property transfer tax you pay when you purchase a newly built home. Newly...Read More
Do you need a Will?
Do you have dependent children? A Will enables you to designate who would care for your dependent children if you die while they...Read More
Buying a Strata Property in Vancouver?
The relative affordability of condos and townhomes as compared to detached homes offer benefits for many homebuyers. Approximately one and half million...Read More
Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) will come into force on March 31, 2014.
The new act will provide greater certainty for individuals who put their last wishes into writing and simplifies the process for those...Read More
Wills statistics according to a BC Notaries’ Poll
A telephone poll was conducted in November 2010 among 502 adults in BC. It found that 15% of people in the 18-to-34...Read More
Travel letters for Minors – updated requirements for Mexico
As of November 9, 2012, minors (under 18) travelling to Mexico alone or accompanied by a third party of legal age (grandparent,...Read More
Last Will and Testament: when was the last time you updated your Will?
As any BC Notary will tell you, it is wise to consider — on a regular basis — whether you need to update...Read More