The Torrens System in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

Australian Property Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, p. 175, 2009

Monash U. Department of Business Law & Taxation Research Paper No. 34

Posted: 11 Apr 2011

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Greg Taylor

University of Adelaide - School of Law; University of Marburg; RMIT University - Graduate School of Business and Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Taylor, Greg, The Torrens System in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (2009). Australian Property Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, p. 175, 2009, Monash U. Department of Business Law & Taxation Research Paper No. 34, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1805466

Greg Taylor (Contact Author)

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University of Marburg ( email )

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RMIT University - Graduate School of Business and Law ( email )

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