Category Archives: Commercial Real Estate

  1. Commercial Leases – COVID-19 Implications

    (Current as of April 15, 2020) Many commercial tenants are reaching out to their landlords during these COVID-19 social distancing times (orders) to discuss their commercial lease and their monthly rental payment. For many business owners, the cash burn rate on their fixed expenses cannot survive weeks let alone months of zero or nominal revenue….

  2. Crane Swing and Underpinning Easements

    As the densification of Metro Vancouver increases, more and more commercial and residential real property owners are receiving requests to grant crane swing and underpinning easements over their property in favour of a neighbouring property. These agreements are requests to: (1) swing a construction crane boom through the air space above your property while the…

  3. Commercial Leases – Tenant’s Perspective

    For people who do not review and negotiate commercial leases on a regular basis, their main focus during a lease negotiation is typically the rental rates, the lease term and the rights of renewal. Everything else is assumed to be pretty standard, right? The assumption is that surely, by now, landlords and tenants…

  4. B.C. Legal Nuances – Potential Traps for Non-BC Lawyers

    As business operates more and more on the global stage, lawyers from other Canadian provinces and attorneys from the United States and countries around the world are more frequently advising their clients with respect to legal matters in British Columbia (BC specific law). Companies with in-house counsel, always under pressure to keep legal costs under…

  5. Stirling LLP’s Billing Practices

    We are a little more entrepreneurial than your standard law firm when it comes to billing arrangements. Unlike a number of firms, we typically do not charge clients for photocopies, printing documents, scanning documents, faxing documents, long distance telephone calls, postage, breathing oxygen in our office, etc. …