Real estate: Open houses stopped in light of health situation

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Mar, 22, 2020 | Real Estate Law

No industry is sheltered from a worldwide pandemic. The real estate industry in British Columbia has made the decision to stop all open houses given what is happening with a pandemic that is highly contagious. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) is heeding the recommendations it has been given by local real estate boards across the province. BCREA CEO said the move is one more measure to try to stop the spread of the virus. The provincial real estate regulator and the provincial government are the only bodies with the authority to formally mandate the halting of open houses.... View Article

Wills and estates: Important aspects of an inclusive estate plan

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Mar, 09, 2020 | Wills And Estates

Putting affairs in order can be a daunting task. British Columbia residents giving pause to wills and estates issues may find estate planning less confusing knowing what a comprehensive plan might look like. Many people think about estate plans later in life, but that’s not necessarily the most prudent move especially when children are involved, so planning is not only for those entering their golden years.  Essentially, there are some important elements when thinking about what a well-rounded estate plan should include. The first is the actual meat and bones of the plan — what the structure entails which are the... View Article