Real Estate Forms for the Province of BC - buy and sell residential or commercial properties with these downloadable and easy-to-use legal templates.
You can sell your home without using a realtor in British Columbia, but if you do hire somebody to sell it for you, that person must be licensed under the Real Estate Services Act. The realtor is permitted to act for both the seller and the purchaser, but he or she must fully disclose to you the nature of the relationship to you and to the other party (if any).
Whether you decide to use a realtor or sell your property yourself, you should consult a lawyer before signing any contracts so that you fully understand the implications of what you are signing.
And you should have your home professionally appraised so that you know what it is worth in the current market. The appraisal will tell you what other comparable properties have sold for recently, and what the replacement value of your home would be. This gives you a good idea of what to list it for.
Download this free article, which discusses the rationale behind building scheme restrictions and restrictive covenants, and how they protect the investment made by purchasers of subdivision properties by ensuring that the property retains its value.
BC Subdivision Building Schemes Protect Purchasers Investment is available as a PDF download.
File a caveat against real property in British Columbia with this Land Title Form 38.
The caveat forbids the registration of any transfer or other instrument on the title until the caveat is withdrawn or discharged.
A caveat is generally registered on title by the purchaser of a property to protect their interest under the purchase contract, so that no other encumbrances or interests can be filed until the transaction has been completed.
If you are selling real estate property in British Columbia, you will need to provide the purchaser with this Declaration of Residency in order to fulfill the residency requirement of the Income Tax Act (Canada).
This British Columbia Declaration of Residency is a free form provided in MS Word format.
Give notice to a caveator that they must withdraw their caveat or file a lawsuit to back up their claim with this free BC Land Title Form 40.
A person who files a caveat (caveator) must commence an action to establish their claim against the property within 2 months after registering the caveat, or it will lapse. The caveator has 21 days from receipt of the notice to commence its action.
British Columbia Notice to Caveator form, available in PDF.....