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Why Should You Hire a Lawyer When Purchasing a Home?

Real Estate Lawyer | October 28, 2022 | Written by Peter Stauffer

When it comes to purchasing a home, small mistakes and mishandled details can add up and lead to major headaches down the road. While it is possible to purchase a...

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Joint Tenancy as an Estate Planning Tool

Estates & Trusts, Real Estate Lawyer | June 7, 2022 | Written by Emily Anderson

Joint Tenancy as an Estate Planning Tool In an article last year, we described two types of ownership structure: joint tenancy and tenancy-in-common. To summarize, joint tenancy is a form...

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Joint Tenancy vs. Tenancy-in-Common

Real Estate Lawyer | April 27, 2022 | Written by Peter Stauffer

When purchasing property, there are many factors to consider before signing the final purchase agreement. While factors like closing dates, inspections, and subjects are commonly considered, many buyers do not...

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When Should You Hire a Real Estate Lawyer?

Real Estate Lawyer | December 23, 2021 | Written by Peter Stauffer

Real estate transactions can be extremely complex and difficult to navigate. As one of the largest transactions of your life, there will be many elements and considerations to keep track...

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LOTR Update: New Deadline

Business Lawyer, Real Estate Lawyer | November 4, 2021 | Written by Peter Stauffer

Before we start – here’s a recap of relevant dates and terms related to the LOTA and this update: November 30, 2020: This is the date that the LOTA came...

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Land Owner Transparency Registry: An Update

Real Estate Lawyer | July 22, 2021

Starting on November 30, 2020, in order to properly file an application to register an “interest in land” in B.C. under the Land Title Act, the transferee (usually a buyer)...

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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Lawyer

Real Estate Lawyer | June 24, 2021

If you are buying or selling a home or commercial property, there are many important considerations to keep in mind during the process. To ensure that no important details are...

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Joint Tenancy? Tenancy-in-Common? What’s the difference?

What is Joint Tenancy? Joint Tenancy is a form of ownership where two or more people own the entire property together. There is no fractional ownership in a joint tenancy....

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The ABCs of a Basic Real Estate Contract

Business Lawyer, Real Estate Lawyer | February 2, 2021 | Written by Howard Wiens

Most of us will buy and sell at least one home at some point in our lives. We usually know what we want in a home, we have an idea...

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What Does a Real Estate Lawyer do at Closing?

Real Estate Lawyer | January 21, 2021

Buying a home can often be a stressful process. Choosing to hire a reputable real estate lawyer like the ones from Linley Welwood to help with closing on a new...

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