McLarty Wolf adheres to all provincial health recommendations in operating its office in downtown Vancouver. Our lawyers and paralegals both work in our office and at times remotely to ensure our clients’ needs are satisfied. We continue to attend court hearings, mediations and examinations for discovery. We are also available for client meetings at our office, with appropriate safeguards, or via video conference.
A high fence in British Columbia may be helpful when a homeowner has children or even a dog, but what if the fence crosses onto the neighbour’s property? Even more difficult is when a neighbour’s building crosses the property line or creates a safety concern. Section 36 of British Columbia’s Property Law Act offers a
A purchase contract is a key document in a Vancouver real estate transaction. It speaks to the rights and obligations of the parties with respect to a real estate transaction involving “fee simple” land or a state property. It is also an exchange of promises to do something in the future. As soon as those
Joint-ownership of a recreational property is not always easy. Peaceful co-existence within a family can sometimes be more fantasy than reality when family members disagree on the use, improvement or transfer of partial ownership interests in a vacation property. Vacation Property Ownership Agreements Recreational land can end up being owned by a number of family
What happens when two people who own property together (joint tenants or tenants in common) can’t agree on what should happen to their land. When co-owners agree to list the house for sale and to divide the profits, or alternately implement a buy out of one owner’s share, the process can be fairly easy and
The price of residential real estate in the City of Vancouver and surrounding communities continues to increase at a staggering rate. This is especially true for single-family homes where figures released by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver for February 2016 show a 27% year-over-year increase for single-detached home prices in Metro Vancouver. Property
There is a saying that “good fences make good neighbours” and that may be the case for most people. However, in a region such as metro Vancouver where an ever increasing number of people are trying to live on the same finite land base, the potential for ‘unneighbourly’ disputes is also increasing. Disputes are not
The Purpose of Joint Property Ownership in Vancouver Real estate is among the most valuable assets that the average person will purchase in his or her lifetime. For many, buying a piece of land, a house or a condo involves the pooling of resources with another person. This relatively common scenario can often allow people