Real Estate Development Update 2018

Course Date: November 22, 2018

Total: 5h 25min

Welcome and Introduction

Legislation Update

  • discussion on the proposed Land Owner Transparency Act and Speculation and Vacancy Tax legislation
  • overview of the Land Statutes Amendment Act and recent changes to the ALR regime
  • introduction to the Condo and Strata Assignment Integrity Register (CSAIR)
  • review of recent amendments to the Residential Tenancy Act and the Interpretation Act

Mark V. LewisBennett Jones LLP, Vancouver
Edward L. WilsonLawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver

PTT Practice

  • recent changes to PTT legislation
  • impact on buyers
  • foreign buyers tax

Terry G. BarnettThorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver

Lending: Acting for Borrowers

Arnon A. Dachner — Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver


The Partition of Property Act

  • the Partition of Property Act (BC) — an overview
  • the partition and sale court process
  • contractual waiver of rights under the Act, e.g., Lona Enterprises Ltd. v. Eurocan Industries Inc., 2018 BCSC 842

David Moonje — Stewart, Aulinger & Company, Vancouver

Questions & Discussion

Networking Lunch (provided)

Due Diligence for Land Deals

Alexander Fane — Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Vancouver

Strata Wind Up Update

  • the wind up process in the Strata Property Act
  • decisions since the introduction of the 80% vote approval in July 2016

Allyson L. BakerClark Wilson LLP, Vancouver


Collapsing Deal Litigation

  • collapsing transactions in the context of the emerging contractual duty of honest performance
  • CPL's and caveats

Jordanna Cytrynbaum — Whitelaw Twining Law Corporation, Vancouver
Michael Drouillard
Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver

Land Assemblies

  • land assemblies then and now
  • PSA clauses specific to land assemblies
  • practical closing considerations
  • extended possession dates and the RTA

Elizabeth YipTerra Law, Vancouver

Questions & Discussion