In a recent case, the plaintiff offered to purchase a property "subject to inspection."1 A Property Disclosure Statement (PDS) accompanied the Contract of Purchase and Sale wherein the sellers had answered negatively to whether they were aware of any structural problems, moisture and/or water problems in the walls, basement or crawl space or damage from wind, fire or water.Read More
In Vancouver, online short-term lodging services like Airbnb and VRBO bring much-welcomed extra cash to homeowners trying to stay afloat in one of the most unaffordable housing markets in the world.
User reviews are overwhelmingly positive and the City of Vancouver received fewer than 10 complaints about Airbnb in 2014.
But with hosts operating without business licences and against municipal bylaws, and strangers coming and going in private buildings, some strata corporations, landlords and neighbours are looking to crack down on short-term rentals.
The Province of British Columbia recently introduced the new Building Act (Bill 3 – 2015) on February 12, 2015, which according to the Province’s newsroom, aims at modernizing the building regulatory system in British Columbia.Read More
Current and former owners of a Saanich home with a leaking underground oil tank must pay the costs of cleaning up their neighbour’s property, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled.Read More