Real estate: Regulators facing new review in British Columbia

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Apr, 24, 2018 | Real Estate Law

The new provincial government in B.C. wants a review of the real estate regulatory system. The NDP government wants to have its own report regarding the regulation of real estate, even though regulators faced a major overhaul two years ago under the Liberals. Apparently, the fledgling government wants to ensure regulators are acting in the best interests of British Columbia residents. The Liberals initiated a probe into the regulatory system on the heels of allegations of misconduct and questionable practices. The report that came out of that investigation made 28 suggestions, one of which included the imposition of sizable, new... View Article

Family law: Responding to a divorce petition in British Columbia

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Apr, 10, 2018 | Family Law

Being on the receiving end of divorce papers is not easy. It can actually be heart-wrenching, but the truth is once a marriage is over and divorce is imminent, one person is likely to make the move to make the dissolution of the marriage permanent, based upon the guidelines outlined in family law rules. Those in British Columbia who find themselves on the responding end of a divorce notice and are served papers — called a Notice of Family Claim — have 30 days in which to respond. If the respondent isn’t around to receive the documents or the claimant can’t... View Article