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Buying a home

Buying a home

Buying a home is an exciting life event. Learn the key factors to consider before you make an offer, and the steps involved in buying a home in British Columbia.

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Buying a condominium

Buying a condominium

Buying a condominium is a lot like buying a house. But there are also important differences. Learn the key things to consider before making an offer to buy a condo.

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Mortgages and financing a home purchase

Mortgages and financing a home purchase

Almost everyone who buys a home borrows money to pay for it. Doing so involves giving the lender a charge against the home. Learn what’s involved in getting a mortgage.

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Selling your home

Selling your home

Selling a home is the biggest financial decision most people make. Learn what to consider before putting up the “For Sale” sign, and the steps involved in selling your home.

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Builders liens

Builders liens

Occasionally, those who work or supply materials on a construction project aren’t paid for the work or materials supplied. A builders lien can help them collect the money they’re owed.

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Owning a condominium

Owning a condominium

Owning a condominium isn’t the same as owning a house. In many ways, it’s more complex. Learn the legal framework involved, and common questions for those who own a condo.

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Residential tenancy

Residential tenancy

BC’s residential tenancy law applies to most types of rental housing in the province. Learn key aspects of this law, and answers to common questions raised by tenants and landlords.

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Neighbour law

Neighbour law

Learn your legal rights and options if you have a problem with a neighbour. Work out problems involving noise, untidiness, dogs, fences, trees, second-hand smoke, water damage, and trespassing.

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Home repair contractors

Home repair contractors

If you own your home, you may want to do some repairs or renovations. Before you hire someone, understand your legal rights and steps you can take to prevent problems.

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Foreclosure

Foreclosure

If you default on your mortgage, the lender can go to court to take the property you mortgaged or sell it to pay the debt. This process is called foreclosure.

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