Land Title Office

Life Lease Housing and Seniors #351

Legally Speaking

By Gerry Neely B.A. LL.B Life lease is a term for an alternative residence and ownership arrangement for seniors. The term has been growing in BC over the past ten years because of its appeal to seniors with shared interests and values. The typical arrangement involves a non-profit service club or church sponsoring the construction

Indian Land Development and Sale, Introduction To #328

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. Anyone involved for the first time in the sale of an interest in reserve land will find little that resembles the more usual sale of fee simple land with which we are familiar.  The outright sale of reserve land is a rarity, occurring usually as part of a trade of land, because

Representation Agreements and Powers of Attorney – Part 3 of 3 #320

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. The contents of the representation agreement are yours to decide. With respect to personal, medical and health care decisions, speak to your family, friends and medical professionals. It is particularly important that you speak with your doctor if you have a chronic medical problem. State whether and under what circumstances you

Condominium Act, Municipal Act, Social Service Tax Act #98

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. These three Acts proclaimed by the Legislature in Victoria may contain a number of booby traps waiting to explode in the face of the unwary, but each contains at least one. Anyone purchasing a condominium knows that the legal description includes an interest in the common property. And certainly a mortgagee

Prospectus and Court Ordered Sales #80

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. By the time this is published, we hope that Bill 66, The Real Estate Amendment Act (No. 2) 1985,* has been proclaimed. If it has and the Superintendent has made available the form and contents he will require for a disclosure statement, then the long wait to obtain approval of a prospectus, which

Land Title Office Records and the Highways Act #27

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. A purchaser entered into an agreement for the purchase of land adjoining the highway which, according to his search of title in the Land Title Office, was of a certain area. Subsequent to the completion of the purchase, a survey revealed that the actual area was twenty five per cent less

Duty of a Vendor to Make Himself Available on Closing Date #10

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. Can vendors who neither want to complete their sale nor pay a commission, succeed by the simple act of making themselves unavailable at the time fixed for completion, and by instructing their conveyancer to do the same. Not according to a decision of a Vancouver County Court Judge in an action

Licensees’ Duty to Disclosure of All Facts to His Principal #1

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. The selling agent brought an offer to the listing agent for $85,000.00 on September 26, 1977, which was accepted by the vendors, subject to their obtaining a release of a prior offer by September 29th. The release was obtained, the contract became binding and on September 30, 1977, the selling agent