Buying or selling property is a major undertaking. Markets fluctuate which can lead to very different strategies depending on whether it is a buyers or a sellers market. Real estate laws and practises frequently change. Deals often close quickly which can be both exciting and stressful. Our real estate lawyers help thousands of clients complete their deals every year. We know what to expect and where the pitfalls are for all types of residential and commercial property transactions.
Residential Property Transactions:
Home ownership may be the biggest investment you will ever make. There is a lot to consider such as do you want a detached home, a condo or a townhouse? How does a strata corporation work? Is it freehold or leasehold? What about financing, zoning, title encumbrances and encroachments? What is the difference between title insurance and a survey certificate? How carefully should a purchaser inspect the proposed property? What about the Property Transfer Tax? Is there GST to be paid? What will happen if there are ambiguities in the purchase/sale contract or if things are not included?
It can be complicated and each situation is different. Our real estate lawyers have been through the process countless times and will guide you through the details of buying or selling your property. We represent and advise purchasers, sellers and investors with their transactions including the following services:
Commercial Property Transactions:
Commercial property transactions can have a significant impact on the bottom line of your business. Our real estate lawyers are well aware of this and are committed to working hard to close your deal in a manner that is right for your circumstances today and in the future.
We have been involved in the negotiation and completion of many commercial real estate transactions in the Okanagan, from small to large. Our business clients are involved in transactions such as the acquisition or sale of office buildings, industrial properties, apartment buildings, shopping centres, hotels and resort properties. We represent vendors, purchasers, landlords, tenants, developers, financial institutions and other lenders with all types of real estate transactions including:
Whether their need is for negotiating and drafting purchase agreements, carefully drafting a lease, or structuring a joint venture or limited partnership our real estate lawyers have the experience and resources to move quickly on virtually any type of transaction or financing.
Please contact one of our real estate lawyers for more information or a confidential consultation.
Andrew practices in the areas of business law, real estate law and wills and estates.
Andrew received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University in 2002 and his Law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 2006 and then to the bar in British Columbia in 2008.
Geord’s practice deals with all areas of real estate law and business law, with a particular focus on real estate development. He has lengthy experience in raising private capital under exemptions within the Securities Act and Rules, and has acted for developers of projects in foreign jurisdictions marketing within British Columbia. He also has a niche practice in adoption law
Vanessa practices in the areas of business law, real estate and wills and estates. As a Registered Trade-mark agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, her business law practice has a specific focus on intellectual property law, including filing Canadian and US trade-mark applications and advising clients on infringement issues. Her real estate practice is expanding to serve purchasers and vendors of freehold property and First Nations Land Developments.