Salt Spring Island Lawyers

Salt Spring Lawyers

Notice of BC real estate taxes;

In BC you have to pay the Provincial Property Transfer Tax (buyer pays) which is 1% of the first $200,000 and 2% on the balance.

GST is federal tax, payable on all newly created building parcels, new homes, and certain properties held for resale. Most properties, particularly used homes, on Salt Spring, will not be subject to GST unless it was a vacation rental property and might be subject to full HST.  See list of closing cost below.

Some Salt Spring Island and or Victoria Lawyers;

Lawyer Anna Pugh
Email Anna @
1 – 105 Rainbow Road
Tel 250-537-5505

Fax 250-537-5099

Joyce, Paul B
Tel 250-537-4413
Fax 250-537-5120

McKimm & Lott
Tel Sidney BC 250-656-3961
Tel SSI 250-537-9951

Pasuta, James D
Tel 250-537-9995
Fax 250-537-9975

Mullin DeMeo
Toll free 1-877-477-3327
Tel 250-477-3327
Fax 250-477-0980

If you are in Calgary check out the BC lawyer in Calgary

This is list of Salt Spring Island and or Victoria Lawyers and Notary Public you could use for your real estate transaction. You may already have a BC Lawyer and that is fine. I do not guarantee or endorse any of the above Lawyers.

Customary Closing costs;


Lawyer or Notary Fees and Expenses
– attending to execution of documents
Cost of clearing title, including:

– discharge fees charged by encumbrance holders (mortgage)
Real Estate commission + HST


Lawyer or Notary fees and Expenses:
– Searching title,
– Investigation of title,
– Drafting documents,
– Land title Registration fees
Survey Certificate (if required)
Cost of Mortgage, including:

– Mortgage company’s Lawyer/notary
– Appraisal (if applicable)
– Land Title Registration fees
Fire Insurance Premium
Sales Tax (if applicable)
Property Transfer Tax
GST on new homes, new lots or vacation rental homes.


Scott Simmons

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