Common types of real estate investments

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Jul, 22, 2021 | Real Estate Law

Real estate investment is a large topic, covering everything from fixer-uppers to ownership of large complexes. For British Columbia investors looking to get into the real estate market, it can help to know the different investment options available to them. While there are many “types” of real estate investment that can be pursued, here are some of the most common: Rental units inside a primary residence: This is one of the more common ways of maximizing the value of a primary residence. It involves renting out part of the home, such as a basement or a bedroom. Short-term rentals may... View Article

What is the role of the ICBC Fairness Officer?

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Jul, 12, 2021 | Personal Injury Law

Recently, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia added a Fairness Officer to its team as part of its consumer protections. Individuals who have issues with their auto insurance, such as resolutions to payouts following an accident, may wonder whether writing to the Fairness Officer is a good idea. Here is some information about the scope of the Fairness Officer’s role that may be of interest to insured individuals in British Columbia. The credentials of the Fairness Officer The current Fairness Officer for ICBC is a former lawyer who began working for ICBC starting in 1982. He later served as an... View Article