Merger of Contract Provisions

Although it is the general rule that the acceptance of a deed is prima facie full execution of the agreement to convey, and preliminary agreements and understandings relating to the sale of …

Long Form of Agreement

Brian Madigan LL.B. There are actually two separate and distinct documents used to evidence an agreement to convey land: 1) agreements of purchase and sale, and2) agreements for sale. The …

Doctrine of Merger ~ Just Simplification

The doctrine of merger is an ancient common law doctrine. Essentially it is just simplification. Let’s look at three examples: 1)     Tenant purchases leased land, 2)     Purchaser completes the closing, …

Title Insurance: Is it Necessary?

That’s a good question. Prior to 1997, there was no commonly available title insurance in Ontario and yet it was the norm in the United States. Solicitor’s Opinion Traditionally, purchasers …