Tag: property

Here’s What You Need to Know about Trademark Registration

In today’s information and technology age, trademarks are becoming increasingly valuable business assets. Trademarks help you succeed in the business world. How do they do this? They help people notice and differentiate your products and services from those of your competitors.  Oftentimes, the trademark registration process can be confusing and difficult to maneuver around. Below, you’ll find a brief overview…

Debunking Common Renting Myths in British Columbia

Many rules and guidelines that have emerged throughout the years that concern renting have almost become common knowledge. However, what many fail to realize is that many of these “renting rules” or practices are neither enforceable nor legal. These common myths regarding renting in British Columbia will be debunked in hopes of alleviating some challenges that tenants face today. For…

Knowing Your Rights as a Tenant

Being a tenant is often stressful when it comes to the nitty gritty rules and regulations. In many cases, your rights as a tenant may not be properly addressed or is disregarded completely. It is important that you are aware of any changes that may arise that could affect your tenancy agreement. These include rent increases, repairs and maintenance, and…

Cannabis and Residential Stratas: Understanding the Law and Regulations

The passing of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, has permitted: Public possession of no more than 30 grams of dried cannabis or its equivalent for recreational use. Consumption and use of cannabis in authorized locations. Cultivation of up to 4 cannabis plants per residence. Provinces and territories are allowed to establish further rules and regulations pertaining to retail and distribution,…

What’s the Difference between the B.C. Speculation Tax and the City of Vancouver Empty Homes Tax?

Do you know what the difference is between the B.C. Speculation Tax and the City of Vancouver Empty Homes Tax? With the recent introduction of the B.C. Speculation Tax soon after the City of Vancouver Empty Homes Tax, many are left wondering: what’s the difference? It’s not uncommon to be misinformed or left confused about the nature of each type…

The Truth Behind Those Copyright Infringement Warnings

In today’s society, many turn to torrenting or downloading movies from the internet. This is partially due to the increasing popularity of devices, such as computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The last time that Canada amended its copyright law was in 2012, which carried with it a multitude of debates regarding the Copyright Modernization Act. Many accused Canada of being…

5 Considerations When Creating Your Will

The “accumulation years”, the time you spend on working and acquiring assets for both your personal and financial future use. During this period, you pursue your interests and donate to charities, own businesses, invest in stocks, and purchase property. Regardless of the type of assets you possess, you will most likely want them protected and deliberately distributed amongst your beneficiaries…

Contract Assignment

If you’ve been following the real-estate market in any metropolitan city, you’ve most likely overheard the term ‘assignment’ when talking about buying or selling condos.  What is an assignment?  An assignment is the transfer of one party’s interests in a contract of purchase and sale to a separate outside party.  In layman’s terms, an outside party takes over the position…