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A lawyer may certify title which has a tax deed as the root of title, after referencing the applicable legislation1 and common law.2


  1. Marketable Titles Act, S.N.S. 1995-96, c. 9, s. 6, Land Registration Act, S.N.S. 2001, c. 6, s. 31
  2. Effect of a tax deed - See the Plaintiffs’ Pre-Trial Memorandum in Stuart Dow and Sherri Dow v. Allan Zinck and Allan Young (S.H. No. 118046), July 23, 1996, published with permission in Real Estate ‘99 Conference (C.L.E.S.N.S., March 1999)

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Approved by Council on November 22, 2002