• Posts by Jessica H. Chung

    Jessica is an associate in Lawson Lundell's Vancouver office, practicing in the Real Estate Group. She advises clients on a broad range of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions and sales, financing, property ...

On February 4, 2024, the federal government announced its intention to extend, by two years, the ban on foreign ownership of residential property, which first came into force on January 1, 2023. Under subsection 237(2) of the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1 (the “Budget Implementation Act”), the ban was originally set to be repealed on January 1, 2025 (meaning ...

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This update is further to our first blog post from December 23, 2022 on the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act (the “Act”).

Based on significant industry feedback from across the country with respect to the unintended consequences of the nationwide prohibition on the purchase of residential property by non-Canadians that came ...

Posted in Real Estate


Earlier this year, the federal government introduced the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act (the “Act”)[1], which comes into force on January 1, 2023. The stated purpose of the Act is to address Canada’s housing affordability crisis.

The Prohibition

The Act will prohibit non-Canadians from purchasing ...


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