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    Stephanie practices in the Real Estate Group at Lawson Lundell, and has advised on a variety of real estate transactions, commercial leasing and development projects. In particular, Stephanie has experience assisting developers ...

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The B.C. government announced on November 2, 2021 that it will be extending the deadline for pre-existing owners to file with the Land Owner Transparency Registry, giving reporting bodies with an interest in land more time to file a transparency report without incurring penalties.

The Province has heard from lawyers (including Lawson Lundell lawyers) and others that ...

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Under the Property Transfer Tax Act, RSBC 1996, c 378, (the “Act”), property transfer tax (“PTT”) would, generally speaking, be imposed on a lease with a term of 30 years or more, or a lease in conjunction with lease modification agreements that would result in a cumulative term of 30 years or more, would be subject to PTT under the Act. In the recent decision of M&N ...

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On April 15, 2020, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General issued a Ministerial Order which permits all strata corporations to hold electronic annual and general meetings (i.e via Skype, Zoom, etc.), even if the strata corporation has no specific bylaw passed enabling it to be held this way. This order helps address the controversy over the use of these methods ...

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Even during these unprecedented times, a strata corporation’s obligations continue. Strata councils face both the challenge of how to continue with their usual vital business, such as:

  • holding annual general meetings (AGMs) or special general meetings (SGMs) to approve special levies for critical repairs and rising insurance costs
  • making 2-5-10 warranty claims

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