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Purchasing a Home within 100km of a Wildfire?


Our managing partner, Lisa Niro recently wrote an article that was published on British Columbia Real Estate Association’s website that discusses some of the ways a wildfire within 100km of a property could prevent a purchaser from being able to complete its purchase of that property, even if the property and surrounding community was not significantly affected by the wildfire.

Her article discusses potential ways to plan around those circumstances in order to prevent the purchaser from being in breach of contract, losing their deposit, and facing a potential lawsuit from the vendor.

You can read that article here:

About the Author

I enjoy assisting clients with complex transactions and unique situations. By helping my clients understand the issues and all options available to them, I am able to develop solutions that give my clients confidence and comfort. I graduated law school as part of the first inaugural class of Thompson Rivers University’s Faculty of Law. Following law school, I articled at Bell Alliance LLP (former Bell Alliance) and continued on as an associate, and now a partner. When I’m not assisting clients with their legal transactions, I enjoy spending time in the mountains and on the water. My favourite activity is mountain biking on the North Shore, however I also enjoy skiing, snowboarding, paddle boarding and kayaking.

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