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Buying and Selling Your Home

Your home is your most important investment. Make sure, when you buy or sell a home, that you obtain the assistance of a lawyer early in the process. Our lawyers can assist you in all aspects of the sale and conveyance. Conveyancing is competitive and our legal team, which includes lawyers and experienced support staff, is well positioned to ensure that the purchase and sale completes efficiently and cost effectively.


Real Estate Development and Marketing

Southern Vancouver Island is an area of rapid residential and commercial growth. The subdivision and sale of real estate, the development and sale of industrial parks, strata title projects and long-term lease arrangements happen daily as a result of our strong local economy. There are numerous statutes, in particular, the Real Estate and Development Marking Act, and regulations that govern the development of residential and commercial real estate. The legal team at Johns Southward has over 30 years’ experience advising developers, investors and advisors on Vancouver Island. We can bring to your project the knowledge and expertise required to ensure that from the early planning stages to the final marketing and sale, all legal requirements are successfully met.

Strata Property Issues

Strata titled properties are common in our community, but this form of “community living” presents unique problems for both owners and managers. This may encompass a falling out between owners, or problems that the strata must face collectively. Recent changes to the Strata Property Act require owners and members to become more proactive in considering obsolescence and maintaining contingency funds. Our lawyers are experienced in providing advice and representing clients in matters related to the Strata Property Act, strata bylaws, purchasing strata property, and statutory building schemes.


Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Commercial real estate transactions range from buying, selling, leasing and occupying commercial property. The lawyers at Johns Southward have extensive experience assisting clients with each of these types of transactions. Our legal team can advise you and your business at each stage of the transaction, from the early stages of negotiations, to the final drafting and execution of a commercial contract.

Foreclosures

Your home is your most important investment. Make sure, when you buy or sell a home, that you obtain the assistance of a lawyer early in the process. Our lawyers can assist you in all aspects of the sale and conveyance. Conveyancing is competitive and our legal team, which includes lawyers and experienced support staff, is well positioned to ensure that the purchase and sale completes efficiently and cost effectively.