Annual Report 2022-2023

  • July 10, 2023

Summary of Meetings: Real Property

Number of Meetings Held:5

December 1, 2022
Registration Count Online: 121 In-Person: 9
Guest Speakers: Matt Swanson and Parisa Hurst
Meeting Title/Topic: Collapsing Transactions
Synopsis: Matt Swanson discussed Collapsing Transactions - hosted by Parisa Hurst.

December 14, 2023
Registration Count: 152
Guest Speakers: Ed Wilson, Brendan Craig, and Brett Horton
Meeting Title/Topic: Specialized Passing of Accounts Topics
Synopsis: The homebuyer protection period (often referred to as a cooling off period) came into effect for most residential real estate transactions on Jan. 1, 2023. The Panel discussed this change along with the changes that will be occurring to the standard form contract of purchase and sale as a result.

February 23, 2023
Registration Count: 93
Guest Speakers: Mike Nienhuis
Meeting Title/Topic: Indigenous, Federal and Provincial Laws Governing Development
Synopsis: Mike Nienhuis, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP, discussed the Indigenous, Federal and Provincial laws that govern real estate development in British Columbia.

March 27, 2023
Registration Count: 192
Guest Speakers: Jennifer Nyland
Meeting Title/Topic: Undersurface Rights
Synopsis: Jennifer Nyland of Lawson Lundell LLP discussed fundamentals of undersurface rights in BC. What are they? Where do they come up? What risk is associated to them for surface owners? What happens when surface owners' rights and undersurface rights conflict?

April 12, 2023
Registration Count: 179
Guest Speakers: Hardeep Gill, Margaret De Marre and Rebecca Cynader
Meeting Title/Topic: Legal Update: Tax Residency and Real Property Sales
Synopsis: Hardeep Gill of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, and Margaret De Marre and Rebecca Cynader of Scion Law LLP discussed topical issues related to tax residency in the context of real property purchasers and sales.