The Torrens System in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
Australian Property Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, p. 175, 2009
Posted: 11 Apr 2011
Date Written: 2009
Recently the Torrens system has been extended to two further provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Over the last two decades, it has become the dominant system of lands titles registration in that country, very largely because of its suitability for electronic registration. That is a great tribute to the soundness of its principles, conceived in the 1850s. This article examines the path to the Torrens system of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and their innovative solution to the problem of converting old titles to the new system. It also considers the challenges to the future of the Torrens system in those provinces such as the attempts by American title insurance companies to increase their market share.
Keywords: Torrens System, Canada, Property law, Novia Scotia, New Brunswick
JEL Classification: K00, K10, K11, K30, K39
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