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B.C. enhances consumer protection for homebuyers

General Angela Calla 21 Jul

“A new homebuyer protection period will protect people in B.C. looking to buy a home from being pressured into high-risk sales.” You can read the full announcement here.

A short summary of the change:

The homebuyer protection period will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. It includes a cancellation fee of 0.25% of the purchase price, or $250 for every $100,000, for those who choose to back out of a deal. For example, if the purchaser exercises the right of rescission on a $1-million home, they would be required to pay $2,500 to the seller (Buyers still may make offers conditional on home inspections or financing at any time).

A few comments on this from Angela Calla 

– This is not something intended to cool the market or help with supply or qualifying

– This does not remove the importance of a buyer getting fully pre-approved and doing the inspection, financing, and review of any/all related documents required for completion of a purchase

– In today’s market conditions most offers already have a subject period for due diligence, unlike we saw for the 12 months previous to today and in last cycles with demand outweighing supply

– With new construction, this is already in place and for a full 5/7 days with the exception of the cancellation fee (Which is not kept during the cancellation period should you decide not to proceed).

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