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BC Real Estate Practice Manual--ONLINE ACCESS

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A lawyer’s day-to-day guide to conveyancing

This publication is essential for: lawyers looking for guidance on practice and procedure issues arising from conveyancing in BC.

Curren to: March 1, 2017

Although an efficient conveyancing practice may involve delegation to support staff, lawyers are ultimately responsible for ensuring a conveyance is properly managed. In addition to complete coverage of the necessary stages of a conveyance, BC Real Estate Practice Manual addresses practice issues most likely to confront and require a lawyer's expertise, including discussion of real estate licensees, tax considerations, undertakings, and collapsing deals. Mainly focused on residential property, this resource also provides a summary chapter on commercial conveyances.

With this resource, you will be able to:

  • avoid common conveyancing practice errors and mistakes

  • refer to statutes and cases to start your investigation of any substantive law issues that arise

  • use over 125 conveyancing forms and precedents to save you time

Subscribe and be confident in your conveyances today!

 Highlights of the 2017 Update of the British Columbia Real Estate Practice Manual include:

  • case law discussed:
    • misrepresentations in disclosure statement—extent of presumption of deemed reliance, limit to damages recoverable (BCCA)

    • scope of a licensee’s fiduciary duty (BCSC)

    • adverse possession (SCC)

    • loss from notary’s theft of mortgage proceeds falling to mortgagee/lender (BCCA)

  • additional property transfer tax on foreign entities purchasing in specified area

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  • restrictions on assignment of purchase contract

  • principal residence reporting requirement

  • vacancy tax in City of Vancouver

  • transfer of oversight of Real Estate Council of British Columbia and rule-making authority to Superintendent of Real Estate; elected Council disbanded; appointment of sitting Council members by Lieutenant Governor in Council; increase in discipline penalties

  • expanded discussion of fraud and lawyers’ professional ethical obligations

CLEBC Legal Editor
L. Joy Tataryn
jtataryn@cle.bc.ca

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