Conveyancing Basics for Legal Support Staff 2016


Course Date: May 13, 2016

Total: 5h 5min

Welcome and Introduction

Dick H.K. Chan — Spagnuolo & Company Real Estate Lawyers, Coquitlam

Overview of a Conveyance

Dick H.K. Chan — Spagnuolo & Company Real Estate Lawyers, Coquitlam

Consulting with Clients and Obtaining Instructions

Lee M. Sawatzky — Rosberg Sawatzky LLP, Langley

Realtors' Instructions

Bob C. Starkell — Bob C. Starkell Law Corporation, Vancouver

The Purchase Contract

Norman Chow — Vancouver

Networking Break

Searches and Investigations

Gail Davies — Landmark Law Corporation, Vancouver

Mortgage Instructions

Colleen Read — Senior Conveyancer, Spagnuolo & Company Real Estate Lawyers, Coquitlam

Property Transfer Tax

Raluca Dogaru — Policy and Legislative Analyst, Property Taxation Branch – Ministry of Finance, Victoria

LTO Registration—Common Defect Reasons

Bob C. Starkell — Bob C. Starkell Law Corporation, Vancouver

Networking Lunch

Closing Documents and Procedures

Portia Tang — Tang & Company, Barrister & Solicitor, Victoria

'When the Deal Doesn't Go Through': Problems You May Encounter

Dick H.K. Chan — Spagnuolo & Company Real Estate Lawyers, Coquitlam

Networking Break
 
Miscellaneous Practice Points

  • WESA implications on real estate transactions
  • tax deferment agreements

Robert F. Halifax — Cobbett & Cotton Law Corporation, Burnaby 

Practice Pitfalls

Marlon T. Song — Lawyers Insurance Fund, Law Society of BC, Vancouver

Closing Remarks and Questions

Bob C. Starkell — Bob C. Starkell Law Corporation, Vancouver