Conveyancing Basics for Legal Support Staff 2018

Course Date: May 11, 2018

Total: 5h 15min

Welcome and Introduction 

Opening a File 

  • purchase contract
  • consulting with clients and obtaining instructions
  • searches and investigations

Gail Davies — Landmark Law Corporation, Vancouver
Lisa Niro — Bell Alliance Lawyers & Notaries Public, Vancouver 

Mortgage Instructions 

  • typical fixed mortgage
  • typical collateral mortgage
  • private mortgages

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


Property Transfer Tax 

  • review property transfer tax form
  • foreign buyers
  • new tax rate and calculations

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

Closing Procedures and Statement of Adjustments 

Bob C. Starkell — Bob C. Starkell Law Corporation, Vancouver 
Colleen Read — Senior Conveyancer, Spagnuolo & Company Real Estate Lawyers, Coquitlam


Closing on New Construction — Developer's Perspective 

  • timing
  • preparation of documents
  • VSA's
  • undertakings
  • payment of purchase price

Robert M. Goodrich — Clark Wilson LLP, Vancouver

Residential Real Estate — Practice Pitfalls 

  • what is the Lawyers Insurance Fund
  • common errors
  • tips on how to avoid

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

Acting For Vendors 

  • payouts
  • undertakings
  • non-resident vendors

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


Most Frequent LTO Defect Reasons and Project ACE Update 

Dustin Meyer — Assistant Deputy Registrar, Land Title and Survey Authority of BC, New Westminster 

Miscellaneous Practice Points 

  • client ID — verification and attestation
  • powers of attorney
  • Strata Form B
  • holdback pursuant to the contract

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