Ground Water

Ground water regulations and licensees standard of care #388

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. A recent Ontario decision involving a salty well demonstrates the importance of BC real estate licensees advising their clients of the legal requirements associated with the purchase of property containing wells, once BC’s new Ground Water Protection Regulation comes into force on November 1, 2005. See the August 2005 issue of The Bulletin for more

Water Licenses #87

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. The Water Management Branch of the Ministry of Environment has advised BCREA that of the 37,500 active water licenses in the Province, a significant number are in arrears and subject to cancellation. The investigation carried out by the Branch reveals that many purchasers were not advised that a water license existed