World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15

BC Notaries Offer Advice to Detect and Prevent Financial Abuse In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th, 2019 BC Notaries are sharing signs of financial abuse and advice on how to protect seniors. According to HealthLinkBC, more than half of reported elder abuse cases involve financial abuse, defined as using a person’s money or property without their consent or fraudulently, as in financial scams. Elder abuse can happen at the hands [...]

Most Frequent Home Buying and Selling Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

The Society of Notaries Public of BC conducted an internal online survey of Notary members on key real estate topics in November 2015, which identified the most frequent mistakes or misunderstandings made by people either selling or buying residential real estate. Notaries from Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, Northern B.C., and the Okanagan, Kamloops and Kootenay regions participated in the survey. “For most British Columbians, our home is our biggest asset; so buying [...]

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