Trends in Residential Leasing

Recently, the US Federal Reserve has published a variety of data concerning the affordability of rental housing in the United States based on the collection of consumer data from around the country. New facts are rapidly become evident about the state of the housing market in the USA form this data. It is becoming apparent… Continue reading Trends in Residential Leasing

What Everybody Ought to Know About The Reserve Fund Study

The leaky condo crisis in Vancouver had several implications. The provincial government has developed a regulation of strata controlled buildings to have a reserve fund study. It is locally known as the depreciation report, defined under the Strata Property Act (Reg.6.2) in British Columbia. It is due the latest by 13 December later this year.… Continue reading What Everybody Ought to Know About The Reserve Fund Study

Bad Faith Claims of Non-Disclosure Can Lead to Sanctions

In 2014 an appellate court in California in the case of Peake v. Underwood provides a lesson on why a real estate buyer should not base non-disclosure of defects claims on the hair-thin reasoning that the failure to disclose the extent to which home repairs were made when a physical inspection report shows the same… Continue reading Bad Faith Claims of Non-Disclosure Can Lead to Sanctions

Eviction Impact on Crime

Introduction There are some words that a tenant would rather never hear from their landlord, words belonging to the realm of the forbidden. An eviction is a nightmare which comes true for someone already burdened with mortgages, exploitative bank officials and steadily rising unemployment rates and sometimes plagues with all of the above in one… Continue reading Eviction Impact on Crime