Off-road Vehicle Registrations

Attention all trailblazers! ICBC now requires all off-road vehicles to be registered. The deadline for registration has been extended from June 1st, 2015 to November 1st, 2015. Currently, registration is voluntary but it will become mandatory as of the November 1st deadline. According to ICBC, off-road vehicles include (but are not limited to) golf carts, […]

Do you know any seniors being taken advantage of ?

If you or a senior you know is being abused and you think it should be reported, contact the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support at their toll-free hotline 1-866-437-1940 or visit their website As notaries, we are always on the lookout for seniors (elder) abuse and unfortunately we see signs of it […]

WESA Changes – Marriage

In a previous blog post, we discussed the general changes to wills contained in the new Wills, Estates and Succession Act that took effect March 31, 2014. In this post, we look at the changes involving marriage, separation and spousal inheritance, and how these changes should trigger you to revisit your will or to make […]

WESA Changes

The Government of British Columbia has been working over the past few years to overhaul succession planning legislation in an effort to modernize old laws. The most recent Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA), which took effect March 31, 2014, presents some fairly significant changes to the former Wills Act. What are the changes that […]

How can a Notary help with your real estate transaction?

conveyancing is peace of mind

Navigating real estate purchases and sales involving large sums of money can be an intimidating prospect. Your notary’s job is to take the guesswork and uncertainty out of the process. Notaries public can help with many non-contentious legal matters, including conveyancing––the purchase, sale and mortgage of property. What are the three main things your Notary […]

Property Assessments

The BC Assessment office is sending out 2014 property assessments to homeowners this month. In this video, Connie Fair, President and CEO of the BC Assessment Office explains how your assessment is calculated, and what it means. The most important item to note in the video is that the deadline for filing an appeal is […]

Simpson Notaries is now open for business in Abbotsford!

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”2_3″ last=”no”]Serving the Fraser Valley for the past 46 years from our Chilliwack location and more recently from our office in Hope, we are very excited to serve our clients in Abbotsford with a new location. Our new address is: 310-2539 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford, BC phone: 604 855-7228 fax: 604 855-7206 […]

What happens if you don’t have a will?

The law regarding intestacy is set to change in British Columbia in early 2014 Early in 2014 the laws governing Wills and Estates in British Columbia will change substantially. The Wills, Estates and Succession Act takes effect March 31, 2014, replacing the Estate Administration Act. This new statute replaces most of the laws currently governing […]

Simpson Notaries and the 10th annual November Night Hospice Gala

For the month of October Simpson Notaries donates 5% of all fees related to Wills, Powers of Attorney and Conveyancing to the Chilliwack Hospice Gala Grand Prize Bedroom Makeover. Simpson Notaries encourages you to join the fun November 2nd for the 10th annual November Night Hospice Gala and Winter Wonderland. Tickets include a evening of […]