The importance of buying from a well-known developer

Spagnuolo Law | September 13th, 2017 | FAQ's

The importance of buying from a well-known developer. Recent articles in the Vancouver Sun deal with 2 different strata developments, both with their own set of very difficult issues. The articles I refer to are at: Vancouver real estate developer faces lawsuits, extradition to U.S. I do not know what will happen to the […]

Terra Firma Title – More Listings

Spagnuolo Law | August 10th, 2017 | FAQ's

Terra Firma Title – More listings Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying the smoky weather. Terra Firma Title now has over 250 realtors signed up. More than a few are using the service as part of their listing presentation. One often times does not know why a client chooses one realtor over another, but if […]

How Can We Help You?

Spagnuolo Law | June 6th, 2017 | FAQ's

How Can We Help You? For years my firm has built a brand as a residential real estate law firm, and we are now viewed by many as one of the top law firms in the Province for this type of work. It occurs to me that a great many of our clients only use […]

PTT and first time home buyer’s information

Spagnuolo Law | April 5th, 2017 | Legal Issues / FAQ's

Use our Property Transfer Tax Calculator. Click here   What is it? The Property Transfer Tax is a tax payable to the Provincial Government by purchasers of real estate. The tax applies to all types of real estate, whether residential, commercial or industrial.   How is it calculated? The amount of the Property Transfer Tax is […]

Property Transfer Tax Update March 30 2017

Spagnuolo Law | March 30th, 2017 | FAQ's

More P.T.T. Update Info So there I am on holidays, having a great time with the family, and the government goes and makes more changes to the 15% foreign buyer tax. The nerve of doing this while I am away. Here is what they have done. By now we all know that a foreign national […]

Foreign Buyer Transfer Tax

Spagnuolo Law | March 13th, 2017 | FAQ's

This morning’s paper has reported that the foreign buyer transfer tax will be slightly changed later on this week. According to the front page of the Vancouver Sun, international citizens with work permits who pay taxes in BC won’t have to pay the foreign buyer surcharge. Further, foreign nationals who were hit with a 15% […]

Foreign Buyers Tax

Spagnuolo Law | March 9th, 2017 | FAQ's

Good morning, just an update on the Foreign Buyers Tax. A recent article in the Vancouver Sun discussed a class action law suit claiming the tax is unconstitutional. Class action lawsuits are not the easiest to win, so we shall see how it proceeds. On a related note, the provincial government announced a few months […]

Office move to top floor in our building

Spagnuolo Law | February 16th, 2017 | FAQ's

Just a quick note to let you know we will be closing a little early tomorrow (Friday the 17th) and opening a little late on Monday (the 20th). If you are trying to call or email us we may not be available, but we will get back to you as soon as we can. We […]

Property Transfer Tax for non-residents with work permit

Spagnuolo Law | January 30th, 2017 | FAQ's

In yet another announcement regarding the Property Transfer Tax, the provincial government has announced that they will lift the foreign buyers tax on people who have work permits. Unfortunately there are no details on this update. We do not know when it will begin, if it is retroactive to when the tax was implemented, or […]

Underground Oil Storage Tanks

Spagnuolo Law | May 4th, 2015 | Legal Issues / FAQ's

Many homes in the Greater Vancouver area built before 1957 were originally heated with furnace oil. Many homes in the Greater Vancouver area built before 1957 were originally heated with furnace oil. When natural gas became available, the oil storage tanks, which were normally located underground in backyards, were filled with sand or capped. However, […]