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The past decade has seen unprecedented growth in British Columbia’s real estate industry.

Fuelled by a strong economy, British Columbia has experienced a record rise in demand – and prices – for residential housing. On the commercial side, British Columbia has become an increasingly attractive region for many Canadian and international companies to locate corporate headquarters, fuelling strong demand for commercial office space in Vancouver.

With sales and development at record levels to meet this rising demand, disputes inevitably arise. McEwan Partners is well-positioned to assist all industry stakeholders in navigating those disputes. Our lawyers have a depth of knowledge and experience handling all forms of real estate issues, including lease and rent renegotiations, strata wind-ups, easement and right of way claims, land assessment and taxation matters and priority disputes emanating from insolvency proceedings.

We also have expertise acting for developers or lenders engaged in disputes concerning the Real Estate Marketing and Development Act. For example, in 2012 Ken McEwan, Q.C. successfully defended a class action certification motion brought by a group of pre-sale purchasers against a Vancouver developer for alleged breaches of the statute.

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