Summary of Meetings: Real Property Law - Vancouver
Number of Meetings Held: 5
October 30, 2017
Guest Speaker: Mike Thomson - Surveyor General of BC Brian Greening - Director of ParcelMap BC Operations
Meeting Title/Topic: Using ParcelMap BC to Facilitate Land Records Research
Synopsis: Presented ParcelMap BC, the award-winning single, complete, trusted and sustainable electronic map of all active titled parcels and surveyed provincial Crown land parcels in BC. Demonstrated how it can improve the speed of land-related research.
December 05, 2017
Guest Speaker: Heidi Granger, City of Vancouver (Law Department), Amanda Magee, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, and Lisa Niro, Bell Alliance, Lawyers & Notaries Public
Meeting Title/Topic: Vancouver's Vacant Home Tax and How Practitioners Should Deal with this Potential Risk to Purchasers
Synopsis: Discussed the practical aspects of how the Vacant Home Tax is being administered, how practitioners should account for it in their transactions and how the risk to purchasers might be mitigated.
January 23, 2018
Guest Speaker: Anna Sekunova
Meeting Title/Topic: What To Do When Things Go Wrong in a Real Estate Deal
Synopsis: Topics covered included: terminating a contract vs. seeking specific performance, filing CPLs/caveats and removing them, latest case updates on the rights of the parties to seek return of deposit/sue for damages.
February 28, 2018
Guest Speaker: Wesley McMillan, Associate Councel, Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Positively Unenforceable: Recent Caselaw Concerning Covenants Registered Against Land
Synopsis: Review of decisions over the past few years concerning covenants registered against land and the implications going forward, specifically for shared use developments.
April 16, 2018
Guest Speaker: Seema Lal, SHK Law Corporation
Meeting Title/Topic: Builder's Liens Update
Synopsis: Builder's liens update/refresher
Comments and Observations of the Chair