A lawyer may certify title in fee simple where the root of title commences with the required expropriation documents evidencing that a fee simple interest was expropriated.

When a lawyer identifies expropriation documents affecting a parcel, the lawyer must examine these documents and determine the nature of the interest expropriated and include the documents in the lawyer’s abstract of title.1


  1. Standard 1.5 – Documentation of Advice and Instruction

Amended by Council on November 25, 2022