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Unveiling Transparency: Removal of LOTR Search Fees Empowers Buyers and Sellers

In a groundbreaking move aimed at promoting transparency and combating money laundering, British Columbia (B.C.) is eliminating search fees for the Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR). This development, effective April 1, 2024, is not just a stride forward for law enforcement and researchers but also holds significant importance for our clients, particularly property buyers and […]

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BC’s New Property Transfer Tax Exemptions: A Win-Win for Buyers and Sellers

The provincial government has recently introduced three major changes to the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) framework in a significant move to enhance housing affordability. These changes, set to take effect on April 1, 2024, carry important implications for both homebuyers and sellers, offering new opportunities and financial benefits. In this blog, we’ll explore how these

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Buying Strata properties in BC Canada

Empowering Buyers in Strata Property Transactions: Essential Tips for Success

If you’re a prospective buyer entering the dynamic world of strata properties in British Columbia, it’s essential to approach the unique aspects of these transactions with confidence. Here are some valuable tips to guide you through the process and ensure a smooth experience: 1. Research the Strata Corporation: Thoroughly examine the strata corporation’s financial health,

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performance assessments in British Columbia Canada

Strategic Solutions: Tailor-Fitting Performance Assessments for BC Companies

Are you seeking performance assessment solutions that go beyond the ordinary? Look no further. Our team, led by Melissa Briones, a seasoned professional who holds a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, is committed to delivering customized performance assessment strategies that align seamlessly with the unique needs of businesses in British Columbia. Understanding the

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Business incorporation in British Columbia, Canada

Simplify Your Business Journey: A Guide to Incorporating in British Columbia

Are you ready to turn your business idea into a reality? Incorporating your business in British Columbia is a crucial step toward establishing a legal entity that can operate, grow, and thrive in the competitive market. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the essential steps of business incorporation and introduce you to our professional

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estate planning for couples in British Columbia Canada

Nurturing Love Beyond a Lifetime: A Valentine’s Day Guide to Estate Planning for Couples

Love is a journey that transcends time, and while Valentine’s Day celebrates the present, thoughtful gestures today can resonate into the future. One such gesture is estate planning for couples – a commitment to securing your shared legacy and ensuring the well-being of your loved ones. As you exchange tokens of affection this Valentine’s Day,

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Desk Order Divorce British Columbia Canada

Streamlining Divorce: The Ins and Outs of Desk Order Divorce

Facing a divorce can be one of life’s most challenging journeys. Sometimes, it’s a path we never thought we’d tread. But here’s the truth: divorce is a reality for some, and when it happens, we are here to guide you. What’s a Desk Order Divorce, you ask? It’s a streamlined process for uncontested divorces, aimed

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making a Will in British Columbia, Canada

Crafting Your Legacy: A Comprehensive Guide to Making Wills and the Importance of Legal Guidance

In the intricate tapestry of life, the importance of crafting a will cannot be overstated. A will is more than a legal document; it is a testament to your wishes, ensuring that your legacy is honored, and your loved ones are provided for. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the significance of making wills,

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Your Homeownership Adventure: A Practical Guide to Conveyancing in BC

Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of British Columbia, your journey to homeownership is more than just a transaction. It’s an adventure against the backdrop of mountains and ocean, where legal processes become the guide to turning your dream home into a reality. The Ensemble Cast: Professionals in Action Picture this as a well-choreographed performance. Behind

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Seizing Opportunities: A Strategic Guide for Filipino Businesses Expanding to BC, Canada

In the dynamic landscape of global business, expanding to new horizons offers both challenges and opportunities. For Filipino enterprises considering the venture into beautiful British Columbia, Canada, this comprehensive guide aims to illuminate the path towards establishing a successful branch or office. At Northam Law, we extend our deep knowledge to provide invaluable assistance in

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Melissa has 8+ years of combined Commercial, Business and Contract Law experience as In-House Counsel in manufacturing, health, real estate development, and broadcast communication industries. She is instrumental in developing strategies to minimize legal risk and ensure regulatory compliance.

She has 6+ years of Human Resources Management experience and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. Her practice includes Family Law, Civil Litigation, Wills & Estates and Real Estate & Conveyancing.

For fun, she visits ancient sites and ruins and belts out popular Broadway tunes.

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Northam Law is a boutique law firm offering advisory services in Real Estate Law and Conveyancing, Business Law, and Human Resources. Our practice areas also include Wills & Estates and Family Law. Notarization services are also available.

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