FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN DECIDING HOW TO OWN A PROPERTY WITH ANOTHER PERSON When you purchase a property in BC with another person (or other people), you can own that property in one of two ways: Joint Tenancy or Tenancy-In-Common. When making that decision, consider these five issues. 1. What is Tenancy-In-Common? Tenancy-In-Common is … Continued
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Are you considering listing your property for sale? As a seller, your primary obligation to the buyer is to deliver a clear title, where the property will not be subject to any financial encumbrances or charges. However, some financial charges are more obvious than others. Before listing your property, a title search can ensure that … Continued
Failure to pay rent and utilities? Damaged property? Excessive noise at all hours of the night? A bad tenant can be a real headache for a landlord. While it is always better to sort issues out with your tenant as evictions can often prove costly, if eviction is necessary, it’s a good idea to … Continued
Whether you are involved in a legal dispute with your neighbour, your employer, or your insurer—a general litigation lawyer is always worth calling. Litigation can apply to any legal dispute between parties. Everything from tenancy disputes to the breaking of contracts can result in litigation. If you are involved in a legal dispute that you … Continued
Having a wills and estates lawyer by your side when drafting a will ensures that your assets are protected. Without a will, you have no control over the division of your family assets or the guardianship of your children—so why take the risk with something so important? While the law may allow an informal document … Continued
An experienced estate lawyer can have a huge impact on an estate dispute. Tensions can often run high, and when they do, having an estate lawyer can mean the difference between a successful resolution and a costly one. About Estate Disputes Proper will and estate planning can often avoid conflicts from occurring, which is why … Continued
Our Coquitlam law firm is a full-service law firm—that means that for a wide range of legal services, DBM Law is here for you. From business law disputes to wrongful termination cases, our team of Coquitlam lawyers offers a wealth of expertise across a variety of different practices. In this article, we take look at … Continued
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, caused by an individual who has limited or no insurance, or involved in a hit-and-run where you cannot find the driver, British Columbia has a statutory program put in place which allows for the compensation to be awarded regardless of no insurance or limited insurance. Section … Continued
Section 11(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides people accused of a crime with the right to be tried within a reasonable time. Most recently, the Supreme Court of Canada has interpreted this in the case of R. v. Jordan 2016 SCC 27 to mean that people charged in Provincial Court should have … Continued
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