January 18, 2016
it’s not always easy moving to a new location and having to circumnavigate they’re local, municipal, provincial, and even national laws. Fortunately, in the case of Victoria BC the laws are a lot easier to identify and abide by, due largely to the fact that Victoria is British Columbia’s capital city. This means there is Apple access to both government officials, and a slew of lawyers well-versed in British Columbia law.
The first step in acquiring any form of property in Victoria is to first identify a reputable and knowledgeable real estate agent who can help you navigate the cities hot and often highly competitive real estate market. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to buy a home in Langford, Metchosin, Sooke, or Oak Bay, Real estate is competitive in each of these, and of course, the vast majority of the laws of the same.
Where you will start to uncover a few different legal differences between the neighborhoods and outlying areas of Victoria are some of the bylaws associated with some of the cities higher end neighborhoods such as the Uplands. In order to protect their property value is high and Victoria neighborhood has in place strict guidelines and bylaws in regards to property upkeep and management to ensure its many multimillion dollar residences maintain and increase their value.
After securing a competent real estate agent, the next step is to find a lawyer who is well-versed in either residential or commercial real estate depending on which type of property you’re planning to acquire. There are many great law firms in Victoria British Columbia again thanks largely to the fact that it is the capital city of BC and so it is a corporate and cultural hub and attracts talent from all across the province and even across the country.
Hiring the right lawyer will be the final step to protect yourself and to ensure a smooth and pain-free real estate transaction as they will know the ins and outs of all of the laws that will pertain to you and can work hand-in-hand with your Realtor to ensure that the acquisition of your new Victoria property goes off without a hitch.
December 1, 2015