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Additional Property Transfer Tax on Foreign Buyers
December 6, 2017
In British Columbia, a general property transfer tax is payable on all property transactions involving a change to the property’s title, including: acquiring a registered interest in the property gaining...
Common Mistakes of Power of Attorney for Real Estate or Land Purposes
July 6, 2017
Generally speaking, in British Columbia, a Power of Attorney is effective as long as it is prepared in accordance with the Power of Attorney Act of British Columbia. Having said...
Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP Gives Back to the Community
December 22, 2016
Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP has always given back to the community. It’s the place where they’ve lived and worked for decades. They have always appreciated what the Richmond Christmas Fund does...
Significant Changes to the Canadian Principal Residence Exemption Rules
November 9, 2016
After the recent announcement from the government of British Columbia introducing a new tax on foreign purchasers for the Vancouver area, the Department of Finance released a proposal to amend...
CBE Paralegal, Tjammie Overgaard, presents on “Wills & Estates Basics for Paralegals”, with the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
July 8, 2016
On June 14, 2016, CBE Paralegal, Tjammie Overgaard, presented for The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLEBC) at a Wills & Estates Basics for Paralegals course in Vancouver,...