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BC Government Moves Ahead with Speculation and Vacancy Tax

On February 20, 2018, the BC Government announced its intention to implement a new tax on residential properties in certain regions of the province to address the housing affordability crisis. The “speculation tax” quickly became the water-cooler topic du jour,...

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New Vancouver-Area Real Estate Taxes

Two taxes have been recently introduced in the Vancouver area, designed to cool the local estate market. The BC “Foreign Buyer Tax” Effective August 2, 2016, a transfer tax of 15% of fair market value is payable by “foreign nationals”...

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Proposed Amendments to the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation

Following a year of consultation with various stakeholders, the BC Ministry of Environment (“MOE”) has released a series of omnibus documents (the “Stage 10 Amendments”) regarding proposed updates to the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation (“CSR”). The Stage 10 Amendments are...

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Additional Property Transfer Tax in BC Effective August 2, 2016

Effective August 2, 2016, a new tax of 15% of fair market value is payable by “foreign nationals” or “foreign corporations” who acquire “residential property” in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. This tax is in addition to the current Property...

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BC Ministry of Environment – Proposed Amendments to the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation

Following a year of consultation with various stakeholders, the British Columbia Ministry of Environment (“MOE”) has released a series of omnibus documents (the “Stage 10 Amendments”) regarding proposed updates to the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation (“CSR”). The Stage 10 Amendments...

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Bill 8 – The Strata Property Amendment Act (BC), 2009: An Update

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Bill 8 – The Strata Property Amendment Act (BC), 2009

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