A lawyer may simplify proof of a party’s execution of an instrument for registration purposes by having the party acknowledge execution of the instrument in the Grantor’s Affidavit. If an acknowledgment is made, the lawyer should modify the jurat of the affidavit so that the affidavit and the jurat will act as the certificate of execution or acknowledgment.
- Registry Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 392, ss. 31(a) and 32(2)
- Land Registration Act, S.N.S. 2001, c. 6, s. 79(2)-79(3)
- Documents not under seal: Corporations Miscellaneous Provisions Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 100, s. 13(1) and Land Registration Act, S.N.S. 2001, c. 6, s. 78
- Standard of formality: Miller v. Prest Bros. Ltd.(1992), 116 N.S.R. (2d) 150, per Saunders J. (N.S.S.C.T.D.)
Approved by Council on November 22, 2002