A lawyer should maintain familiarity with new and existing legislation affecting title or ownership rights and responsibilities. A lawyer should inquire as to the nature of a parcel and a client’s proposed use of the parcel and then ensure the lawyer is familiar with any particular legislation affecting the use.

When a client decides to acquire a parcel subject to legislative restrictions, a lawyer must explain the restrictions to the client and confirm the client’s instructions prior to closing. 1


  1. Standard 1.5 – Documentation of Advice and Instruction

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Approved by Council on November 22, 2002