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  • Tenants’​ Rights during the State of Emergency in BC

    BC has extended the State of Emergency (“SOE”) in this province until the end of April 2020 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. It would not be a surprise if it was extended again for the month of May. During the SOE, rent cannot be increased and tenants cannot be evicted for: Unpaid rent or… Read Mor … Read more »

  • In the News: Canadian real estate markets hit hard by pandemic

    “Across Canada about 65,000 homes traded hands in the first two months of the year, and many of those sales are now closing in a completely different environment than when the deals were made. Vancouver real estate lawyer Ken Pazder is already seeing the fallout. He says some clients are wondering i … Read more »

  • Robbing Peter to pay Paul

    The disingenuous Empty Homes Tax (“EHT”) was predicated on the theory that there were 25,000 empty homes in Vancouver. When the city’s own data revealed that the actual number was closer to 2,500 empty homes -a mere drop in the bucket in a city with some 300,000 households, it made no difference, as … Read more »

  • Condo Owners Beware: Some insurers are declining to renew strata policies

    Recently, insurance companies have been in the news for increasing condominium deductibles and insurance premiums by huge amounts. In a new twist, this story causes even more concern. A seller of a strata unit in the Lower Mainland had a firm sale agreement in place, but shortly before the completio … Read more »

  • More Smoke and Mirrors from the city of Vancouver on the Housing File

    Despite the Mayor’s hyperbole that Vancouver’s decision to allow 4 story rental apartment buildings in residential neighborhoods is a “big deal,” it actually isn’t. In a best case scenario, this decision would add about a 1,000 rental units a year for the next 7 years. In the city of Vancouver, whic … Read more »