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2024 Budget Changes: Real Estate, Home Taxes and Rentals
2024 Budget Changes: Real Estate, Home Taxes and Rentals

March 28, 2024 Explore the impact of the 2024 budget on real estate with FH&P Lawyers' Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill. Dive into the BC Land Owner Transparency Registry updates, now offering free searches to uncover indirect land ownership. Discover new Property Transfer Tax limits for first-time buyers and significant exemptions for newly built homes, enhancing affordability. Understand the nuances of the Home Flipping Tax, designed to discourage quick property resales. For insights into purpose-built rental buildings and exemptions tailored to your situation, FH&P Lawyers are your go-to legal advisors.

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How Fires Affect Real Estate Deals
How Fires Affect Real Estate Deals

March 26, 2024 In this FH&P Lawyers Law Talk Podcast, Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill delve into the effects of Kelowna's worst fire season on real estate. They explore how wildfires disrupt deals, the importance of insurance, and contract clauses for unforeseen events. Their conversation highlights the challenges and adaptations required in the real estate market amidst natural disasters.

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Kelowna's Short Term Rentals Landscape
Kelowna's Short Term Rentals Landscape

February 16, 2024 Hosts Clay Williams, Partner, and Tanvir Gill, Associate take a look at Kelowna's evolving real estate legal scene with the latest "Very controversial and wide-ranging measure" the government is taking and the latest details of the Province's denial of the exemptions to Kelowna's short-term rental rule changes. This episode offers insights into British Columbia's new short-term rental legislation, featuring Russell Tse from FH&P. Learn about its impact on property owners, housing affordability, and the balance between tourism and residential needs. Essential for those interested in real estate trends and legal changes in Kelowna.

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Navigating Property Disputes in BC with a Strategy and maybe even a Smile
Navigating Property Disputes in BC with a Strategy and maybe even a Smile

December 28, 2023 The guide provides a lighthearted yet practical approach to resolving property disputes in British Columbia. It emphasizes starting with friendly neighbour discussions, using resources like the Land Title and Survey Authority for factual clarity, opting for mediation, and seeking legal advice when necessary. The aim is to transform disputes into positive community-building experiences.

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Law Talk Season 2 Episode 02
Law Talk Season 2 Episode 02

December 28, 2023 FH&P Lawyers "Law Talk" offers a deep dive into real estate contracts. This episode covers contract formation, essential elements, and transaction-specific conditions, targeting real estate and legal professionals as well as homebuyers.

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Law Talk Season 2 Episode 01
Law Talk Season 2 Episode 01

December 11, 2023 Navigate the real estate market with FH&P Lawyers' 'Law Talk S2E1'. Gain expert insights from Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill on buying, selling, and legal strategies. Tune in for invaluable tips and email us your questions. Subscribe for more!

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FH&P Welcomes Another New Associate, Georgia Fischer
FH&P Welcomes Another New Associate, Georgia Fischer

June 14, 2023 FH&P Lawyers have added another local product to their legal team, welcoming Georgia Fischer as the firm’s newest litigator.

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Dealing With Dilemmas Over Duplexes, Non-Conforming Stratas
Dealing With Dilemmas Over Duplexes, Non-Conforming Stratas

May 23, 2023 Episode 58 of the Law Talk Podcast with Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill delves into the logistics and legalities surrounding duplexes and two-house properties, including concerns and misconceptions over non-conforming stratas with regards to common property.

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FH&P Welcomes Russell Tse to Law Team as General Solicitor
FH&P Welcomes Russell Tse to Law Team as General Solicitor

March 30, 2023 FH&P’s legal team is growing again with the addition of Russell Tse. Russell conducts a solicitor’s practice, providing services to his clients in the areas including, but not limited to, residential and commercial Real Estate, First Nations Land Development, Corporate and Commercial, Wills, and Estate Administration.

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At FH&P Lawyers we are proud and passionate members of the Okanagan serving and contributing meaningfully to the community in which we live, work & play. As a Firm, we aim to add value to our employees, and the local community, through our involvement with community and charity groups, corporate sponsorship, time investment of our people on Boards and Committees; and through participation at various “Community Days”.

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The Implied Duty Of Good Faith In Commercial Contracts
The Implied Duty Of Good Faith In Commercial Contracts

April 10, 2024 This Law Talk Podcast episode by FH&P Lawyers explores the crucial role of the implied duty of good faith in commercial contracts through landmark cases and insights.

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Kelowna's Short Term Rentals Landscape
Kelowna's Short Term Rentals Landscape

February 16, 2024 Hosts Clay Williams, Partner, and Tanvir Gill, Associate take a look at Kelowna's evolving real estate legal scene with the latest "Very controversial and wide-ranging measure" the government is taking and the latest details of the Province's denial of the exemptions to Kelowna's short-term rental rule changes. This episode offers insights into British Columbia's new short-term rental legislation, featuring Russell Tse from FH&P. Learn about its impact on property owners, housing affordability, and the balance between tourism and residential needs. Essential for those interested in real estate trends and legal changes in Kelowna.

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Our lawyers lend their expertise and knowledge in the blog posts below. They will keep you up to date and informed on the latest news and information centered around legal matters close to home and across the country.

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Get to know Shane Gardner - Sword for Hire

May 09, 2024 Featuring Clay Williams and Shane Gardner from FH&P Lawyers, this podcast discusses Shane's role as an associate specializing in construction litigation. Shane shares his background in construction, his transition to law, and his contributions to community sports. The conversation highlights Shane's commitment to helping smaller companies navigate legal challenges, his involvement in significant arbitration cases, and the impact of economic conditions on the construction industry.

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2024 Budget Changes: Real Estate, Home Taxes and Rentals
2024 Budget Changes: Real Estate, Home Taxes and Rentals

March 28, 2024 Explore the impact of the 2024 budget on real estate with FH&P Lawyers' Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill. Dive into the BC Land Owner Transparency Registry updates, now offering free searches to uncover indirect land ownership. Discover new Property Transfer Tax limits for first-time buyers and significant exemptions for newly built homes, enhancing affordability. Understand the nuances of the Home Flipping Tax, designed to discourage quick property resales. For insights into purpose-built rental buildings and exemptions tailored to your situation, FH&P Lawyers are your go-to legal advisors.

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How Fires Affect Real Estate Deals
How Fires Affect Real Estate Deals

March 26, 2024 In this FH&P Lawyers Law Talk Podcast, Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill delve into the effects of Kelowna's worst fire season on real estate. They explore how wildfires disrupt deals, the importance of insurance, and contract clauses for unforeseen events. Their conversation highlights the challenges and adaptations required in the real estate market amidst natural disasters.

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Claiming Convention Refugee Status in Canada – A Case Summary
Claiming Convention Refugee Status in Canada – A Case Summary

February 28, 2024 A person can seek "Convention Refugee" status in Canada if they are afraid of persecution in their home country due to their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. This case summary explores how FH&P Lawyers helped a client claim refugee protection as a convention refugee.

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Mediation: Down To The Nitty-Gritty
Mediation: Down To The Nitty-Gritty

February 23, 2024 Alternative Dispute Resolution with FH&P Lawyers LLP, 'Rooted in Community, Ready to Help.' Discover expert insights from Wendy Cheung on effective negotiation and arbitration strategies for conflict resolution. Embrace our commitment to providing client-centred, efficient legal solutions that cater to community needs.

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Alternative Corporate Dispute Resolution: What is it? Is it right for me?
Alternative Corporate Dispute Resolution: What is it? Is it right for me?

February 16, 2024 Dive into FH&P Lawyers LLP's guide on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 'Rooted in Community, Ready to Help.' Our latest piece by Wendy Cheung illuminates effective, client-centred mediation and arbitration methods. Explore our commitment to providing strategic, empathetic legal solutions

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HOW STARTUPS CAN USE EBC TAX CREDITS TO RAISE MONEY
HOW STARTUPS CAN USE EBC TAX CREDITS TO RAISE MONEY

February 15, 2024 Maximize investor interest in your BC tech startup with the Eligible Business Corporation (EBC) tax credit program. Offering a substantial 30% tax credit to investors, this program is designed to enhance your company's appeal and support its growth. Check your eligibility, focusing on key requirements like business activities, employee base, and equity capital. Don't miss out on this competitive edge—apply early to secure your share of the tax credit budget for the fiscal year.

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GUIDELINES TO BEST PRACTICES FOR BC FAMILY LAWYERS AND CLIENTS IN FAMILY LAW MATTERS
GUIDELINES TO BEST PRACTICES FOR BC FAMILY LAWYERS AND CLIENTS IN FAMILY LAW MATTERS

February 09, 2024 In BC family law, best practices focus on civility and honesty, with a significant emphasis on constructive advocacy in resolving sensitive matters like divorce and child custody. Lawyers are advised to minimize conflict, stay objective, and prioritize children's interests to ensure positive outcomes

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Prioritizing Children in your Spring Break Planning- Building Positive Memories and Co-parenting Relationships
Prioritizing Children in your Spring Break Planning- Building Positive Memories and Co-parenting Relationships

February 02, 2024 The blog guides parents in separated or divorced families on handling Spring Break, focusing on child-centric planning, effective co-parenting, and conflict reduction. It underscores maintaining traditions and children's mental well-being, aimed at creating a positive holiday experience. The article embodies values of community support and assistance in family transitions.

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First Express Entry Draw of 2024
First Express Entry Draw of 2024

January 16, 2024 The January 2024 Express Entry draw in Canada issued 1,510 invitations with a 546 CRS score, targeting professionals under programs like the Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades. This event reflects Canada's focus on enhancing workforce diversity.

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