A lawyer must explain to the client the limits of a parcel boundary located beneath or adjacent to water. Where a parcel is bounded by water, the lawyer should include in the explanation of the limits of the parcel that there is an increased risk that all, or a portion, of the parcel is “infill”. The lawyer should explain to the client how title to infilled areas may be acquired and the risk of losing the opportunity to acquire title pursuant to the provisions of the Land Registration Act.

The lawyer must confirm the explanation of the limitations to the client. The lawyer must 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