July 26, 2023

Remote Witnessing Update Spagnuolo LLP

Effective September 30, 2023, LTSA's COVID-related remote witnessing measures will be retired, in line with the removal of province-wide COVID restrictions.  Lawyers and Notaries will no longer be able to use video technology (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) to witness signatures for land title...

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June 21, 2023

Legally Speaking #561 Wildfire and Climate Change and Reviewing Charges on Title

For the realtors in our database who are receiving this email, you really need to pay attention to the latest issue of Legally Speaking (#561).  The article deals with climate change, and the lawyer who wrote the article states, and I quote: Now more than ever, reviewing charges on title to...

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April 26, 2023

Things are happening at Spagnuolo LLP

Re: Things are happening at Spagnuolo LLP Good morning, just a heads up that we have two big changes over the next week or so. First, we are excited to announce the return of Brian Kaminski, a senior corporate lawyer, to our firm. Brian has over 20 years of corporate experience and will be a...

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April 11, 2023

Be Kind to Your Spagnuolo Lawyer Day

I know you all have this day circled in your calendars, for it is Be Kind To Your Lawyer Day.  I just added Spagnuolo in there.  Yup, it is true, a day set aside for your favourite lawyer, which better be me and my team. On a more serious note, we have updated our Mortgage Fraud FAQ’s in our...

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March 29, 2023

Spagnuolo Updates to Federal Ban on Foreign Buyers

Earlier this week, the Government of Canada announced a series of amendments to the Foreign Buyer Ban. These amendments expand the exceptions to the regulations, are effective immediately, as of March 27, 2023, and are as follows: The Foreign Buyer Ban no longer applies to work permit holders....

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February 17, 2023

Mortgage Fraud Protection Spagnuolo LLP

Good evening, you are receiving this as a past client of Spagnuolo LLP. There are a few legal topics that may be of interest to you, the first being mortgage fraud. For years, houses have been sold by someone impersonating the true owner and mortgages have been placed on properties without...

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February 9, 2023

Mortgage Fraud Protection

It appears our last email regarding mortgage fraud hit a nerve, as it was one of the most read and replied to emails we have ever sent. We have added https://bcrealestatelawyers.com/knowledge-centre/legal-issues-faqs/mortgage-fraud-protection/  to our website. This page expands upon mortgage...

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January 25, 2023

Mortgage Fraud and Title Insurance Spagnuolo LLP

Good morning everyone, I was going to update you on our SWOT analysis, or even the foreign buyer ban, but it seems everyone is talking about mortgage fraud. Houses have been sold by someone impersonating the true owner and mortgages have been placed properties without the owner knowing about...

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January 11, 2023

Spagnuolo SWOT Analysis

Good morning and Happy New Year from the Spags office. As we look forward to 2023, we plan to expand our content offerings via email and social media to educate our referral partners. Our goal is to be your go-to resource for real estate issues and provide intangible value to your business. In...

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December 27, 2022

Federal Ban on Foreign Buyers Jan 1 2023

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are staying warm! The federal ban on foreign buyers starts on Jan. 1, 2023, and the regulations were finally published yesterday. We have spent a few hours on them but still have more questions than answers such as: What cities/areas does the ban apply –...

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