Possessory Title Explained

A “possessory title” is a title to property which is not evidenced by the registered chain of title. So, you can’t simply go to the registry office and look up …

Perimeter Fencing ~ Who Owns it?

That’s a good question and it’s not easy to figure out. Well, it starts out easy, but then fences fall down, get repaired or replaced and people move. So, eventually …

Line Fences Act: Very Limited Uses

Disputes between adjoining property owners would frequently arise and would be dealt with under the Line Fences Act. The Act deals with fencing, just fencing and who will pay. It …

Swimming Pools

Swimming pools can add a lot of fun to your backyard, but when it comes to either buying or selling, there are certain issues that have to be considered. Generally, …

Front Yard Landscaping

Where is your front yard? Sometimes, this can be a problem. You want to landscape, but you are not quite sure where to put the brick lamppost and the blue …

Tree Thieves

By Brian Madigan LL.B. Now,you might think that I’m talking about people who steal trees. I’m not. I’m talking about trees that steal property for you! Obviously, these are good …

The “Dock” Dispute

Neighbours of waterfront properties on Lake Simcoe  fought for years over a dock. Finally, the Ontario Court of Appeal ordered the removal of a dock, punitive damages of $100,000, and …

Unregistered Easements

There is a significant problem with unregistered easements. They are not on title and therefore a real estate agent should investigate matters in order to determine whether they may be …

Land Titles and Prescriptive Rights

Let’s assume the property was transferred to Land Titles Qualified on 7 October 2016. What does this mean? Are there prescriptive easements? Maybe, and maybe not! Nothing could happen since …