Author: Andrea East

As a business lawyer, Andrea loves the challenge of guiding her clients through complex commercial transactions and real estate projects, and she strives for excellence with every task. Andrea has previously…

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The recently introduced BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax (“Spec Tax”) is a topic of much discussion in our community lately.
Did you know that there is a different contract that is used when buying and selling a home on Westbank First Nations Lands?
A landlord entering into a commercial lease should consider the rights it wishes to have if the tenant is not performing its obligations.
The BC Courts recently had the opportunity to consider the enforceability of a lease clause requiring a tenant to pay 6 months’ future rent on termination for breach of lease.
Insurance is an important tool allowing landlords and tenants to allocate risk in a commercial lease. Here are some recommendations:
The purpose of security in a commercial financing transaction is to give the lender comfort (or security) that the lender will have access to assets if the borrower fails to meet its repayment commitments.
All owners associations must file Societies Act transition paperwork by November 2018.
Did you know that Westbank First Nation’s development laws are available through their website?
There is a new trend in leases of Westbank First Nation’s reserve lands. Developers and landlords are moving to 125 year terms.
For years, non-status Indians and Metis individuals have been trapped in a jurisdictional game of hot potato between provincial governments and the Federal Government, often leaving those individuals ineligible for programs and assistance.
“Conveyancing” is the term your lawyer uses to describe the legal process of transferring an interest in land from the seller to the buyer.
The BC Government has passed a new Societies Act, which is expected to be brought into force in November of 2016.

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