Why do I need to put an agreement with my adult child in writing?

An agreement with my adult child in writing can be very important. Many parents would do anything to help out their children, even after they have left the nest.  In this difficult real estate market, it’s impossible for many young people to buy a new home without some assistance from their parents.  Sometimes the parents […]

Do I need a power of attorney for my spouse?

Many clients believe that a power of attorney is unnecessary where most if not all assets are held jointly between spouses.  If one spouse becomes incapable as a result of an accident, illness, aging or otherwise, the other spouse will not be able to deal with the incapable spouse’s assets without a power of attorney.  […]

Taxes on purchases of newly built homes

Taxes on purchases of newly built homes can be unexpected. When buying a home, purchasers need to budget for various expenses in addition to the purchase price, including taxes. You are most likely exempt from paying GST when you are buying a used residential home in an arms-length transaction. However, you will have to pay […]

The Strata Corporation and the Civil Resolution Tribunal

The Strata Corporation and the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is an online method for resolving strata and small claims disputes, first by way of case management, and then before a tribunal. From July 13, 2016, the CRT has been accepting strata property disputes. Strata Bylaws and Rules better be 100% correct!! The CRT has jurisdiction […]

The Benefits of registering a Trademark

The Top 3 Benefits of Registering a Trademark. Registering a trademark has the following effects: Ensures your exclusive use of the trademark in all of Canada, as well as the other jurisdictions where it is registered; Ensures your right to to prevent use, or misuse of your trademark in all of Canada, as well as […]