It is that time of year again. Snow is in the forecast for the Tri-Cities and the Greater Vancouver Area, and for the next few months all of B.C will be facing whatever winter throws at us. In winter conditions, it is important for you to drive safely and know both you and your vehicles … Continued
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YES! In Shopyk Estate, 2017 BCSC 2335, the validity of handwritten notes was brought to question during the estate litigation. A Deceased made a Will in 1995 which gave different shares to each of his two siblings and three nieces and nephews as residual beneficiaries. The Deceased became ill and prior to his death, told … Continued
Understanding Benefits for Injury and Illness from Work If you are injured at work or during the course of performing work duties, you must report your work accident details to your Employer, your treating physician, and to WorkSafe BC. If you are injured while driving a motor vehicle for work, you may be able to … Continued
Did you have an accident while away from home? Knowing the difference between travel and liability insurance What you need to do now What you need to know if you have been injured while travelling It’s not pleasant to think about personal injuries when we are about to embark on a fun getaway, but accidents … Continued
When buying a newly built or substantially renovated home, one tax to consider is the GST. GST is payable on the purchase price of newly constructed homes in Canada. The GST is currently 5%. You may qualify for a GST rebate after the purchase of your new home. There are two rebate programs available: the … Continued
Generally, if something breaks in your strata lot – like a pipe, toilet or appliance – and it causes damage that is covered by the strata’s insurance, then you as the owner will be on the hook to pay the strata’s deductible. All the strata needs to prove is that you were ‘responsible’ for the … Continued
You can probably recall a time where you were waiting to turn left, across oncoming traffic, to either enter a parking lot or another street. Sometimes, your view is obstructed and another motorist “waves” or “gestures” for you to go ahead. The Courts have been clear…MORE First Published May 29, 2015
The tax one must always consider when purchasing or acquiring any real estate in BC is the Property Transfer Tax. For more information about what it is and how it is calculated, click on the following link: Property Transfer Tax A first time homebuyer may qualify for a complete or partial exemption of the property … Continued
The tax one must always consider when purchasing or acquiring any real estate in BC is the Property Transfer Tax. For more information about what it is and how it is calculated, click on the following link: Property Transfer Tax But a first time homebuyer may qualify for a complete or partial exemption of the … Continued
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