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Real Estate Appraisal Reports 2024: What Lawyers Need to Know by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia

February 1

Learn how to identify and expose any flaws in an appraisal report

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Who should attend: Lawyers working in the areas of real estate, creditors’ remedies, foreclosures, family law, and estates; in-house counsel and those working with the Department of Justice; municipal officers, architects, engineers, urban developers, and consultants

Learning level: All levels

These are volatile times: real estate prices are rising rapidly, and financial institutions are trending toward requiring minimal appraisal reports. If you have cases involving foreclosure, matrimonial settlement, probate, or appraiser negligence, where residential or commercial appraisal reports are a part of the evidence, then you need to know how to review appraisal reports.

Join us to learn the quick check system of reviewing appraisals that can identify and expose any flaws in an appraisal report. You will be provided with inside information about appraisers and appraisal reports not normally disclosed outside the appraisal community.

You will learn about:

  • the current trend towards “desk top” appraisal reports, and their liability issue
  • problematic mistakes that occur in most appraisal reports
  • appraiser professional standards and how to use them in appraiser negligence cases
  • how to quick-check any appraisal report for mechanical flaws
  • how the cost approach works and why it is the best representation of value
  • how to review the sales comparison approach and the mechanics of all adjustments
  • mistakes in condo appraisal reports and how to quickly calculate the correct value
  • how to detect appraiser fraud
  • how to argue appraiser negligence cases

This course is guaranteed to change the way you look at appraisals and appraisers, giving you a big advantage in litigation. Included is a 76-page book that completely covers all aspects of appraisal review.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 hours (this course will contain a minimum of 1 hour pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chair
Steven G. Coull — Forensic Appraisal Reviewer, Strategic International Appraisement Services, Parksville

Register by Jan. 4/24
Regular Price
After Jan. 4/24
In-person* $584 $654
In-person Articled Student* $372 $372
Webinar $494 $564
Webinar Articled Student $282 $282

*Please note: The in-person session is dependent on a minimum number of registrants and may not be confirmed until 4 weeks before the course date.

Are you an Indigenous lawyer/Articled Student/legal support staff/paralegal or community member?
We value your contributions and encourage your participation in all of our programs. To increase accessibility, we offer a 50% discount* to all Indigenous lawyers/Articled Students/legal support staff/paralegals and a limited number of free online registrations to non-lawyer Indigenous community members. (*discount applies to Regular prices, not Early Bird prices). Please contact Customer Service to find out more.

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Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials and lunch for
in-person registration.

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CLEBC Program Lawyer*
Teresa Sheward