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BC Real Estate Practice Manual--ONLINE ACCESS

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Your practical day-to-day guide to real estate conveyancing! 

This publication is essential for: junior to intermediate lawyers in real estate practice, and helpful for seasoned practitioners.

Curren to: March 1, 2017

This practical, day-to-day guide leads you quickly and completely through the necessary steps of a conveyance. The manual includes: 

  • thorough discussion of residential property, including searches and investigations

  • summary chapter on commercial property transactions

  • special considerations for strata lots

  • discussion of lawyers' undertakings and professional responsibility issues

  • the latest decisions on duties of real estate licensees

  • full coverage of tax considerations for both residential and commercial property

  • practical advice and remedies for collapsing deal

In this all-in-one resource are more than 130 real estate forms and precedents, including essential land title office documents. 


 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

  • 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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