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Vancouver Introduces Empty Homes Tax

Posted in Condominium (strata) law, Development, Property Law, Strata managers, Strata wind up
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NOTE: The below article is a shortened version summarizing material information regarding the Empty Homes Tax. Click here for the full version including additional commentary and examples. 1.                  Vancouver’s new Empty Homes Tax became effective January 1, 2017. Targeting the approximately 10,000 year-round empty and 10,000 under-occupied homes in Vancouver, homes which are unoccupied for… Continue Reading

BC Government Pushes Towards Foreign Ownership Restrictions on Agricultural Reserve Land With Bill M-205

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On February 16, 2017, Bill M-205 (Property Law and Land Title Amendment Act, 2017) passed first reading which, amongst other things, proposes to make amendments to the Property Law Act (British Columbia). Notably, Bill M-205 would restrict ownership of land within the Agricultural Land Reserve (the “ALR”) by foreign nationals or foreign corporations to a… Continue Reading