Property Transfer Tax

Solutions to Address BC Housing Supply

As Canadians recognize the important work done by housing partners on National Housing Day (November 22), BCREA acknowledges that there is still much work to do to ensure affordable, appropriate housing. In spite of the BC housing market’s record pace in October, supply continues to be limited. Lack of adequate supply causes affordability issues, especially

Clause for Concern?

Understanding who pays the Speculation and Vacancy Tax in a transaction REALTORS® don’t have to worry about including a clause in a contract of purchase and sale that specifies that a buyer won’t be held liable for the Speculation and Vacancy Tax (SVT). Here’s why: When a buyer purchases a residential property, they will either

Find out What These Changes Mean for REALTORS®!

Who is or isn’t taxed? You’ve likely heard about the provincial government’s new Speculation and Vacancy Tax that came into effect on January 1 by now. In case you missed it, the tax targets homes left vacant for six months or more within a calendar year and is designed to help turn empty properties into

Government Needs Transitional Rules for All Transactions Impacted By Taxes Introduced in Budget 2018 — New Taxes Unlikely to Stabilize Housing Market

Victoria, BC – February 20, 2018. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) calls on the government to introduce transitional rules for all transactions impacted by the new tax measures introduced in Budget 2018. The new tax measures come into effect on February 21, 2018. The Property Transfer Tax (PTT) increase to 5 per cent

Disclaimer Clause; Joint Tenancy Risk #102

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. “Above information is from sources believed to be reliable, but should not be relied upon without verification. N.R.S. assumes no responsibility for its accuracy.” This clause, at the foot of a page in an N.R.S. catalog containing listing information of a property available for sale, proved to be quite valuable in