Farms, Vineyards, Orchards, Ranches
Where ever you look in the South Okanagan you will see agriculture in action. Everyone knows about our orchards and vineyards, but the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys have large numbers of farm operations from market garden operations, cattle operations and dairy farms, poultry operations and livestock producers and more. They range from small acreages and hobby farms through to large-scale holdings.
Agriculture is a combination of Real Estate or land law and commercial or business law with various special aspects depending on the type of agriculture involved – an orchard, a ranching operation, dairy farm, crop farm, poultry, vineyard, and so on. Many specific types of farm will involve other legal considerations.
When considering buying, selling or otherwise dealing in properties such as farms, vineyards, orchards, ranches or similar properties, careful, considered legal and professional advice is essential both prior to the purchase and during the transfer.
Beyond considerations common with residential Real Estate, agricultural property can come under the jurisdiction of any number of statutes depending on their exact use, as well as special taxation considerations. Discovering this after the fact can be extremely problematic. Far better to go into the situation aware of all the facts.
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