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B.C. Government Shines a Light on Shadow-Flippers with New Regulations
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 16 2016

Shadow-flipping has been the subject of intense media attention over the past few months, and there has been increasing pressure on the B.C


Disruption-Challenge or Opportunity
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 16 2016

A recent speech at the Quebec City Real Estate Forum by a leading retailer-Peter Simons, highlighted the exponential disruption occurring in numerous


“Occupancy Permit” and “Certificate of Occupancy”: what they are and what the difference is
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 10 2016

As a municipal and planning lawyer in Ontario I am often asked by real estate counsel what an “Occupancy Permit” or “Certificate of Occupancy” is


Commissioner Successful in Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) Abuse Case
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 29 2016

On April 28, 2016, the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) announced that it had partially granted the Commissioner of Competition’s (Commissioner) abuse


The Long and Short of It: City of Vancouver Tackling Short-Term Rentals
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2016

The City of Vancouver has started to take steps to address the use of short-term rental services such as Airbnb, Homeaway and VRBO (Vacation Rentals


Property Transfer Tax Fairness?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 18 2016

In our previous post of February 29 (co-authored by Conrad Rego and Patrick Beechinor) we discussed the implications of the increase in B.C. Property


Crowdfunding
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 28 2016

Raising capital in the real estate context, whether through large-scale investment or by smaller, more focused means, can be an intricate


Exploding the Vacancy Myth: No One Home? Not So Fast
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 21 2016

The price of residential real estate in the City of Vancouver continues to increase at a staggering rate. This is especially true for single family


Québec Budget 2016-2017 Announces Changes to Transfer Duties
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 18 2016

The Québec 2016-2017 Budget delivered on March 17 announced a number of important changes to the province’s land transfer duty regime. The most


To market, to market (rent), to renew a commercial lease - Part 2
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 9 2016

In a previous blog post, we discussed the methods for settling a dispute over “market rent” when renewing a commercial lease. In this blog post, we