Real estate development has become increasingly complex with multiple levels of government and statutory and regulatory requirements. We advise and assist our housing organizations, churches and business clients through each stage of the development process from the initial land acquisition through zoning, development permits, subdivision, financing, site development agreements, marketing and sales.
Home Buyers and Mortgages
For individuals, the purchase or sale of a home is the single largest financial transaction in a lifetime. We help to de-mystify the legal process and bring understanding and peace of mind to an often stressful process. We offer competitive conveyance and mortgage preparation services.
Our real estate services include:
→ Property acquisitions and sales from the negotiation and preparation of purchase contracts through to closing the deal
→ Creating flexible business structures and agreements to facilitate development including corporations, trusts, and partnership, joint venture and co-ownership agreements
→ Rezoning, development permits and all other necessary provincial and municipal approval processes
→ Negotiating, reviewing and preparing development agreements including site servicing agreements, rights of way, easements and restrictive covenants
→ Providing advice on property related tax obligations and exemptions
→ Redevelopment of charity property for housing and commercial shared uses
→ Mortgages and all other forms of financing, particularly with BC Housing or health authorities
→ Preparing disclosure statements and providing development marketing advice
→ Stratifications and residential and commercial building conversions
→ Establishing and facilitating Life Lease programs
→ Drafting and reviewing short and long term leases