Residential Real Estate Conference 2018


Course Date: December 6, 2018

Total: 5h 52min

Welcome and Introduction

Opening Prayer

Alec Dan — Musqueam Knowledge Keeper


Tax Issues Update

  • the foreign buyer tax
  • the vacancy tax
  • the speculation tax

Noah M. Sarna — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver


Municipal Tax Sales

  • accrual of arrears and delinquent property taxes
  • the tax sale process: redemption or transfer
  • special issues: tax sales and foreclosures

Elizabeth Anderson — Young Anderson, Vancouver


Strata Property Law Update

  • interesting and significant developments in the last year
  • short term accommodations/vacation rentals
  • legalization of marijuana and the impact on strata corporations
  • regulation 6.9: a change in the imposition of user fees
  • winding up
  • water leaks and insurance issues

Jennifer L. Neville — Hamilton & Company LLP, Vancouver


Questions & Discussion

Break

Manufactured Homes

  • manufactured home ownership
  • manufactured home transactions
  • the operation of a manufactured home park
  • manufactured homes on First Nations land

Michael Drouillard — Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver
Brett Love — Department of Justice, Vancouver

Real Estate Development on First Nations Lands

  • overview of different First Nations land regimes in BC
  • practical points to consider when handling a residential conveyance of First Nations land

Jean Yuen — Boughton Law Corporation, Vancouver

Questions & Discussion


Lunch with Featured Speaker
(12:30-1:00) 

“Stories of K_'emk'em'alay [Stories of before Vancouver]”
T'uy't'tanat-Cease WyssWest Vancouver


Mortgages

  • renewal and limitations
  • GST super-priority issues
  • lending to an estate
  • recent case law
  • private lending issues

Timothy J. Lack — Bridgehouse Law LLP, Vancouver


Break


Closing Complications: The Solicitor’s Perspective

  • mortgage instructions—ensuring compliance and raising issues with requirements early on
  • property transfer tax disclosure requirements
  • client dies before closing—what to do?
  • new builds
  • mortgage payouts

Nicola D. Collins — Hammerberg Lawyers LLP, Vancouver

Questions & Discussion

Break

Collapsing Deals

  • case law update—where deals went wrong
  • areas where residential real estate lawyers are most likely to encounter collapsing deals

Andrew P. Morrison — Shields Harney, Vancouver
Lisa Niro — Bell Alliance Lawyers & Notaries Public, Vancouver


Whacky Titles & Charges: Cleaning Up Titles

  • weird and whacky changes on title
  • cleaning up junk charges on title
  • fraud related real estate issues
  • changes to real estate contact: impact on practice

Ron Usher — General Counsel, The Society of Notaries Public of BC, Vancouver

Hot Topics Roundtable: Closing Comments and Questions

Nicola D. Collins — Hammerberg Lawyers LLP, Vancouver
Timothy J. Lack
Bridgehouse Law LLP, Vancouver
Andrew P. Morrison — Shields Harney, Vancouver
Jennifer L. Neville
 — Hamilton & Company LLP, Vancouver
Lisa Niro — Bell Alliance Lawyers & Notaries Public, Vancouver
Ron Usher — General Counsel, The Society of Notaries Public of BC, Vancouver