Spagnuolo Lawyers Videos and Ozzie Jurock podcast

June 25th, 2019 by

We have finished our videos on PTT and the various exemptions, and just yesterday filmed about 6 more, including my first political rant.   Please continue to send any comments on these videos, including suggestions for future videos.   We will continue to post these bi-weekly. I know we have a Youtube channel, and one of these […]

Terra Firma Title Review

August 7th, 2018 by

Looks like some homeowners are not paying attention to easements and covenants on their property. In a recent Vancouver Sun article Ian Mulgrew writes of a Supreme Court decision involving neighbours, a fence and some poor conduct. While I have not read the decision, the article references a restrictive covenant identifying a privacy fence, an […]

Land Owner Transparency Act White Paper for Consultation

June 21st, 2018 by

The provincial government has announced the creation of a new, publicly accessible, beneficial ownership registry. In their words: This registry will be the first-of-its kind in Canada and will provide valuable information about the true ownership of real estate in B.C. It will hold public records on the individuals behind numbered companies, offshore and domestic […]

How to Discharge a Non-Financial Charge from Title

May 29th, 2018 by

As we have emailed you previously, it is rare to see a land title search which does not contain non-financial encumbrances registered. Many such charges are not in favour of utilities and public authorities and therefore must be discharged from title by the vendor. Others are simply old and outdated, and the prospective or current […]

Non-Financial Charges concern to buyers and realtors

May 15th, 2018 by

As we have now reviewed over 8,500 titles in the last year alone, with almost 50,000 charges in our library, we have come across a few that should be of concern to potential buyers, and their realtors. We have seen: 1. Covenants in the Fraser Valley, which notifies everyone that the lands are in close […]

2018 BC Supreme Court Decision Charges on Title

April 25th, 2018 by

Even if you have no interest in Terra Firma Title Review, or are outside our market areas, you need to know about a 2018 British Columbia Supreme Court decision, which reminds everyone that certain non-financial charges may need to be removed from title on closing, failing which the Buyer may not be required to close. […]

Non-Financial Charges

April 17th, 2018 by

Re: Non-Financial Charges Good morning, I think I should have had another coffee before sending out the earlier email regarding non-financial charges. While I am trying to convince all realtors to sign up for our title review service, for now the service is limited to realtors who work in the Lower Mainland. As this time […]

Non-Financial Charges

April 17th, 2018 by

Re: Non-financial charges Good morning, now that PTT and the Foreign Buyers Tax have all been dealt with, and while we are waiting for details on the Speculation Tax, we thought it would be a good time to send a few emails dealing with non-financial charges on title. First, a bit of a disclaimer on […]

Property Transfer Tax Calculator Spagnuolo and Company

March 1st, 2018 by

Hi everyone, just a quick note that our PTT calculator has been updated to reflect the latest changes – Huge thanks to the team at Ballistic Arts for getting this done so quickly. I am away the next few weeks but upon my return the next few emails will focus on non-financial charges on […]

2018 B.C. Budget Foreign Buyer Tax and Property Transfer Tax

February 21st, 2018 by

Further to our email yesterday, here is a bit more information. I have tried to answer all of the questions that I received, so if you sent me a question the answer should be below. If not, I have no information in response to your question. FYI if you appreciate these emails but are not […]