The Appraisal Institute of Canada grants professional designations in real estate appraisal. The Appraisal Institute of Canada is a self-regulating body and, maintains the highest standards, practices and professional conduct in real estate appraisal to protect the public interest.
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The BC Association Appraisal Institute of Canada has approximately 1000 members, located in 9 Chapters, throughout the province and the Yukon. The BC Association office helps the public find designated members for residential, commercial, industrial and investment type properties and helps individuals interested in learning more about the real property valuation profession.
Expropriation occurs when a public agency takes property for a purpose deemed to be in the public interest, even though the owner of the property may not be willing to sell it. Any interest in land and improvements, such as building, may be expropriated. (Refer to Your Rights Under Expropriation for a more detailed explanation regarding the expropriation process.)