Archive for the ‘Real Estate Development’ Category

Regulating Agri-Tourism and Farm Retail Sales in the Agriculture Land Reserve

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
The B.C. Ministry of Agriculture has prepared a discussion paper to seek input into a draft Minister's Bylaw Standard to assist local government bylaw development.

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Real Estate Development Marketing Act – New Regulations

By Bradley Cronquist
The Province introduced changes to the laws governing marketing of real estate development this year with changes to the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (REDMA”) in March and new policy statements which will become effective on October 1. My articles relating to those changes can be found here: Real Estate Development Marketing Act – Amendments […]

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Real Estate Development Marketing Act — Amendments to Policy Statements

By Bradley Cronquist
Changes to the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (“REDMA”) came into force on May 29, 2014. The Superintendent of Real Estate has introduced amendments to policy statements under REDMA which are designed to complement the changes to REDMA. Changes to the policy statements will require new forms of Disclosure Statements to reflect changes to REDMA, […]

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Anti-Money Laundering Legislation And Its Impact On Real Estate Developers

By Bradley Cronquist
Since 2009, real estate developers (“Developers”) have been subject to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (the “Act”).  Under this Act, Developers are required to comply with the following record keeping and reporting obligations:

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Issuance Of A Development Permit: Not Taking “No” For An Answer

By Bradley Cronquist
Developers have to deal with the requirements imposed by a municipality through the development permit process. These requirements can be onerous and time consuming, and sometimes appear to the developer as unreasonable or arbitrarily applied.One land owner decided to push back against the denial of a development permit that the District of Squamish refused to issue. The land owner sought a declaration from the court that Squamish was [...]

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