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Divorce Process in BC

Thousands of couples opt to end their relationship each year in British Columbia. Ending a relationship is no easy process. It takes time to properly heal from a separation.  After a year of separation, one of the least controversial reasons for divorce in British Columbia is marriage breakdown. The Supreme Court of British Columbia permits divorces based on marital dissolution.…

12 Must-Haves for a Residential Tenancy Agreement

Landlords need to prepare a written agreement for every residential tenancy. However, a verbal agreement is still valid and enforceable. It’s also important to note that the standard terms found in the B.C. Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) still applies regardless of whether a written agreement is present. Additional Considerations Paying a security deposit confirms tenancy Tenants and landlords must both…

COVID-19: Getting Out of your Real Estate Contract

It’s no secret that the greater Vancouver housing market is an active one. However, given the number of transactions that were underway during the COVID-19 outbreak, it makes sense for contract-bearers to worry. A series of legal issues have risen, and continue to rise, regarding negotiating new transactions, transactions in progress, and lastly, transactions with binding contracts yet to close.…

How to Handle Residential Construction Disputes

It’s no secret that residential construction disputes are stressful. From the owner’s perspective, a residential construction dispute is when further work or repairs need to be completed and paid for by the party responsible for using faulty materials or encountered issues with the design, construction, or renovation process. Where things get more complicated, however, is when there are multiple responsible…