3 things to scrutinize when buying a home

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Jun, 24, 2021 | Real Estate Law

When buying a property, everyone hopes they are dealing with an honest seller. While there are British Columbia laws designed to protect buyers from shady sellers, it is still a good idea to be on the lookout for certain things that can be designed to “cover up” issues with a home. Here are three things buyers should scrutinize when checking out a house: Boxes, rugs, and other things that could be covering defects: Buyers should not shy away from moving things away from the walls or off the floor to see what lurks behind. Keep a close eye out for... View Article

What do many people misinterpret about estate planning?

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Jun, 10, 2021 | Wills And Estates

Knowledge and understanding of estate planning can vary greatly from person to person. Upon learning more about what is involved in estate planning, many people may find that they held some misconceptions about the purpose and process. Here are a few of the things that adults most often get wrong about estate planning: Who needs an estate plan: Some people mistakenly think that estate planning is only for older individuals or those who are wealthy. While estate planning can certainly benefit these populations, younger people or those with less assets can also find estate planning a very useful practice. In... View Article