Good Fences Make Good Neighbours

From Hadrian’s Wall to the Great Wall of China, thousands of years before Robert Frost’s prophetic words, neighbours have struggled with the age-old problem of constructing fences. Just where to …

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 …

Good Title Clause

Assuming that you wish to bargain for “good title with the regular noted exceptions”, and move away from the obligation to accept “title insurance”, then here’s a clause for your …

Bargain for “Good Title”

Most common law jurisdiction bargain for “good title”, subject to some exceptions. In Ontario, the standard Form OREA Agreement of Purchase and Sale goes one step further. It lowers the …

Detached or Semi-detached?

        By Brian Madigan LL.B. This is an interesting question. The property quite clearly had been the west side of a semi-detached pair of buildings. So, what happens now that …