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Document Registration Guide is the most practical and comprehensive guide for completing and preparing real estate documents in Ontario.
An indispensable tool for real estate practitioners, this updated edition provides you with a concise and convenient overview of real estate law in Ontario. This resource covers topics that are essential for real estate lawyers and law clerks in a professional real estate law practice.
What's New in the 25th Edition
The 25th Edition of the Guide has been revised throughout, including:
- Chapter 1, dealing with waterfront issues including ownership of lake and stream beds
- Chapter 2, dealing with the severance of joint tenancies by registration and by conduct
- Chapter 9, dealing with the importance of the use of corporate seals by corporations in the context of real estate transactions
- Chapter 10, dealing with adverse possession of both Crown land and privately-owned land, and adds new commentary regarding the legal doctrine of caveat emptor and the process of expropriation in Ontario
- Chapter 15, dealing with the elimination of the ability to register Purchaser’s Liens on title to property
- Chapter 16, dealing with the registration of writs of seizure and sale in light of the court ruling in Kandlproperties Inc. v. George Street Law
- Chapter 21, dealing with the core legal principles regarding the law of possession by a mortgagee
Raymond H. Mikkola, a partner at the law firm Pallett Valo LLP has added new content to Chapter 2 (Transfer/Deed of Land) that discusses the severance of joint tenancies by registration and by conduct. He has also provided a relevant precedent. Mr. Mikkola has added new content to Chapter 9 (Execution of Documents) that explains the importance of the use of corporate seals by corporations, especially in the context of real estate transactions. Mr. Mikkola has updated the commentary in Chapter 16 (Writs of Seizure and Sale) that discusses the registration of writs of seizure and sale in light of the court ruling in Kandlproperties Inc. v. George Street Law.
New case annotations have been added to the Guide, to commentary dealing with topics such as specific performance, remedies on default, caveat emptor, riparian rights, restrictive covenants, easements, certificates of pending litigation, notices, condominiums, power of sale, and Tarion warranty coverage.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Transfer/Deed of Land
Chapter 3: Charge/Mortgage of Land
Chapter 4: Discharge of Charge/Mortgage
Chapter 5: Document General/Applications
Chapter 6: Schedule
Chapter 7: Affidavits, Declarations and Recitals
Chapter 8: Powers of Attorney
Chapter 9: Execution of Documents
Chapter 10: Practical Matters Including Vesting Orders
Chapter 11: Easements
Chapter 12: Restrictive Covenants and CPLs
Chapter 13: Cautions
Chapter 14: Notices
Chapter 15: Writs of Seizure and Sale
Chapter 16: Construction Liens
Chapter 17: Change of Status
Chapter 18: Death of Registered Owner
Chapter 19: Bankruptcy
Chapter 20: Power of Sale
Chapter 21: Foreclosure and Judicial Sale
Chapter 22: Leases
Chapter 23: Condominiums
Chapter 24: Plans and Surveys
Chapter 25: Electronic Registration
Chapter 26: The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act
Table of Cases