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Fraud, fiction and the Land Titles Act

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 @ 9:00 AM | By Ray Mikkola

When it comes to title and identity fraud and real property, the issue typically involves the conflict between the entitlement of a person to rely on the parcel register and a perhaps equally innocent person whose property rights have been compromised due to a fraud.

The 2007 amendments to the Land Titles Act (LTA) significantly affected the entitlement of a person dealing with land to rely on the register in the case of the registration of a “fraudulent instrument” (see sections 78(4) and 78(4.1) of the...