This book is essential for: Every lawyer acting for or against a developer or municipality.
To service your developer and municipal clients, you need a strong command of the legal principles and an understanding of the real estate development process. Learn about land acquisition, the structure of the developer and joint ventures, conducting appropriate searches and investigations, how land use is regulated and development rights obtained, controls on site development, charges for offsite development costs, and subdivision regulation. One entire chapter is devoted to the unique planning and regulatory environment in the City of Vancouver. Also included are chapters on construction contracts, obtaining development finance from institutional lenders, and requirements for marketing of subdivided land.
Subscriptions include online access with search capability and links to the full text of case law and legislation, forms and precedents on CD-ROM, and regular updates.
Highlights of the 2009 update
- phased development agreements
- suspicious transactions reporting requirements for developers
- waiver or reduction of development cost charges for “eligible developments”
- energy and water conservation and greenhouse gas reduction conditions in development permits
- managing development cost charges for employee housing in resort regions
- case law on “bylaw freeze” protection where subdivision application made
- priority standstill agreements in cases of second mortgages
- leasehold strata plan pros and cons
- tripartite agreements where financing construction on leasehold lands
- and much more
CLEBC Legal Editor
L. Joy Tataryn