The City of Vancouver imposes an annual Empty Homes Tax (“EHT”) on vacant Vancouver houses and residential lands to encourage owners to tenant the houses and encourage construction of new housing on empty lots. The Province imposes its own Speculation and Vacancy Tax (“SVT”) and the Federal Government imposes a similar Underused Housing Tax.
In April 2023, the ...
In December 2022, Vancouver City Council quietly enacted Bylaw No. 13575 (the “Amendment”), being an amendment to the City of Vancouver’s Parking Bylaw 6059 (the “Parking Bylaw”). Pursuant to the Amendment, accessible parking stalls in strata-titled developments must now be:
- held in common ownership; and
- not assigned to any strata lot.
Consequently, owner ...
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