Covid-19 and Conveyancing News April 6, 2020

Spagnuolo Law | April 6th, 2020 | Legal Issues / FAQ's

Re: COVID and Conveyancing (again) Hi all, couple of quick points: The LTSA is moving towards remote signings. More details will be out this week but while it may not become standard practice, we may be able to see certain clients using video technology;   Buyers who want out of their contracts may be liable […]

Covid-19 and Conveyancing Update Spagnuolo Lawyers

Spagnuolo Law | March 26th, 2020 | Legal Issues / FAQ's

Re: COVID-19 and Conveyancing Update March 26, 2020 Looks like if BC closes all nonessential services we will not be affected.  Land transfers are deemed to be essential. Published about an hour ago.  Here’s the link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/essential-services-bc-covid-1.5511040   Of particular relevance to you, the following are considered essential services:   -Professional services, including lawyers and […]

Covid-19 and Conveyancing Spagnuolo Lawyers

Spagnuolo Law | March 23rd, 2020 | Legal Issues / FAQ's

Re: COVID-19 and Conveyancing So here is where we are at: Our email and phones are blowing off the hook; unless you are a top referral partner, we do not have time to answer your “quick question”; keep watching for emails like this, or our Facebook page for future updates; We still cannot sign remotely; […]

Office Locations Spagnuolo Lawyers

Spagnuolo Law | March 23rd, 2020 | Legal Issues / FAQ's

*MARCH 20, 2020 – ALERT UPDATE FROM TONY SPAGNUOLO* Many of our offices are satellite offices, in a shared office environment in which, as the name implies, we share with others. The hours are set by the owner of the business, and we do not have access apart from regular business hours. Some of these […]

Signing Documents Before Closing Date

Spagnuolo Law | March 19th, 2020 | Legal Issues / FAQ's

MARCH 19, 2020 – ALERT UPDATE FROM TONY SPAGNUOLO We are receiving many phone calls and emails from clients wishing to sign early. Totally understand, and we are doing our best to make this happen.  However we generally work in order of closing date.  Files closing in the next week or two generally are ready […]

Covid-19 Update Spagnuolo Lawyers

Spagnuolo Law | March 18th, 2020 | Legal Issues / FAQ's

Re: COVID-19 Good morning everyone, like everyone else we are adjusting to this new reality, and trying to do all we can to protect our staff and clients, while closing files.  From rearranging staff to ensure social distancing, working from home, wiping down desks, using only brand new pens for each client and whatever else […]

GST on Resale and Assignments Feb 26, 2020

Featured Video Play Icon

Spagnuolo Law | February 26th, 2020 | FAQ's

Re: GST on Assignments and Resales of New Homes Our second video regarding GST is now on YouTube and our Facebook page.  This one deals with GST on assignments and resales of new unused homes.  This is a common question we receive and while the answer is a little vague at times, we hope this […]

Goods and Services Tax Video Spagnuolo Lawyers

Featured Video Play Icon

Spagnuolo Law | February 12th, 2020 | FAQ's

Re:  Video on Goods and Services Tax I have finally gotten around to shooting a few more videos, and our latest is on the Goods and Services Tax.  Yes, it is pretty basic, but we still get asked often about this tax.   The next video will be GST on resales of new units and assignments, […]

Basic Info for Residential Real Estate

Spagnuolo Law | January 14th, 2020 | GST and Transitional Tax

Goods and Services Tax – when and how much? G.S.T. applies to new or substantially renovated housing – Substantially renovated is defined in the legislation as the removal or replacement of most of the house construction components except for the foundation, external walls, interior supporting walls, floor, roof and staircase. G.S.T. does not apply to […]

Christmas Video Spagnuolo Lawyers

Featured Video Play Icon

Spagnuolo Law | December 20th, 2019 | Uncategorized

The holiday season is just not the holiday season without our annual Christmas poem.  But this year we switched it up, and we tried a karaoke song.  Want to know why, well follow along:   Write Christmas poems for 19 years; Write your 20th and realize it sounds the same as last year; Tell your […]