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Standard

When a lawyer is advising a client on the purchase of a parcel at a sheriff’s sale under the Sale of Land under Execution Act, the lawyer must advise the client that a Sheriff’s Deed under the Act conveys only the interest that the judgment debtor had in the parcel at the time the judgment was first registered, or that the judgment debtor subsequently acquires. The lawyer must further advise the client that the Sheriff’s Deed cannot be relied upon to convey marketable title, without full enquiry.

When a lawyer is advising a client acquiring a parcel in a foreclosure action, the lawyer must advise the client that a Sheriff’s Deed conveys only the interest that the mortgagor had in the parcel at the time of the making of the mortgage. The lawyer must further advise the client that the Sheriff’s Deed cannot be relied upon to convey marketable title, without full enquiry.

Footnotes

  1. Sale of Land Under Execution Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 409

Additional Resources

Approved by Council on November 22, 2002