REDMA – Policy Statements 5 and 6 Amended to Extend Early Marketing Period

Business Law

Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate Extends Early Marketing Periods for Developments Marketed Prior to Obtaining Building Permits and Financing Commitments

April 2021

In April 2020, this policy was first announced.

Today, in recognition that developments and approval requirements have become increasingly complex, and that qualifying for developments financing is taking increasingly long, the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate has extended the early marketing period for from 9 months to 12 months for development property marketed before building permits and financing commitments are obtained.

To accomplish this, the Superintendent has amended Policy Statements 5 and 6 accordingly as of May 1, 2021. All other provisions of Policy Statements 5 and 6, including the rights of purchasers to cancel their purchases under specified conditions after 12 months, remain in effect and are unchanged.

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Joel Hagyard
Partner – Business & Real Estate Law
Lindsay Kenney LLP – Vancouver office


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