Information About BC Law Blog
- How to Apply for a Hearing with the BC Residential Tenancy Branch
The Residential Tenancy Branch (“RTB”) is authorized under the Residential Tenancy Act and Regulation and the Manufactures Home Park Tenancy Act and Regulation. The scope of the branch is to provide a process for landlords and tenants to start a civil action in relation to a residential tenancy disp … Read more »
- What are the ICBC Minor Injury Caps for Accidents after April 1, 2019?
Have you been injured in an accident on or after April 1, 2019 only to be told by the ICBC Claims Adjuster that the maximum settlement is $5,500.00 for pain and suffering (or $5,627.00 after April 1, 2020)? I have answered many calls over the last year and a half from injured people in BC involved … Read more »
- New Law: B.C.’s Land Owner Transparency Act Effective November 30th
The Land Owner Transparency Act As of November 30, 2020, the Land Owner Transparency Act (“Act/LOTA”) will be in effect. The Act was created by the BC government as a measure to assist with tax evasion, fraud, and money laundering. The LOTA will be the first of its kind in Canada. The Act has establ … Read more »
- When Parents Disagree on Return to School in BC during Covid-19: The Court’s View
Schools in BC have re-opened at full capacity since September, 2020. Some families appreciate the return to normalcy while others are apprehensive about safety protocols as COVID-19 cases surge. But what happens if parents disagree on whether to send their kids back to school? In Neave v. Lai, 2020 … Read more »
- How do I get a divorce in British Columbia?
How do I get a divorce in British Columbia? Well, are you married? You must first be married to get a divorce. If you have been in a common law relationship, there is no need to obtain a court order to be separated. Please note that in British Columbia for purposes of the Family Law Act, you become … Read more »