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Planning to do real estate work? A primer on title insurance and the TitlePLUS program

If you’re planning to do any real estate work when you go into practice, you’ll soon hear about a resource used by many real estate practitioners – title insurance. It’s a type of insurance coverage that lawyers across Canada are telling their clients about to help protect them against some typical problems that might crop… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Student Issue, Title insurance, TitlePLUS

Staying Out of the Conflict Zone – Recognizing and Reacting to Conflicts of Interest in Real Estate Transactions

During the course of a real estate retainer, it can be easy for a lawyer to lose sight of what constitutes a conflict of interest, as well as what one should do to avoid its pitfalls and consequences. Simply stated, a conflict of interest arises when the lawyer’s duties to a client are compromised by… Read More »

Categories: Conflicts of Interest, Real Estate, TitlePLUS, Webzine

Check your cheques: Five ways to spot fraudulent cheques

We have often written about the risk that lawyers will be targets of fraud. Sometimes these frauds use technology to confuse their targets, such as a personalized spear-phishing attack or ransomware schemes. But often these fraudulent schemes take on a more 20th century character. The use of counterfeit cheques or similar instruments is still a… Read More »

Categories: Fraud, TitlePLUS, Webzine

2017 Annual Review: TitlePLUS Program

Pre-underwritten title insurance for new builds New Home Program and New Condo Select were developed with you in mind. With the TitlePLUS department underwriting specific new home and residential condo developments in Ontario, it’s quick and easy for you to obtain title insurance policies for your purchaser and lender clients – while saving on disbursement… Read More »

Categories: 2018 May Year in Review 2017, Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, TitlePLUS

Planning to do real estate work? A primer on title insurance and the TitlePLUS program (2018)

If you’re planning to do any real estate work when you go into practice, you’ll soon hear about a resource used by many real estate practitioners – title insurance. It’s a type of insurance coverage that lawyers across Canada are telling their clients about to help protect them against some typical problems that might crop… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Areas of Law, Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Real Estate, Student, Title insurance, TitlePLUS, Topics

Li Cheng on TitlePLUS title insurance, RealtiWeb, and being a new lawyer

In what ways do you think the TitlePLUS program might benefit new real estate lawyers? The TitlePLUS program 1 is integrated with LawyerDoneDeal’s RealtiWeb which is a conveyancing platform that new real estate lawyers can take advantage of without paying upfront software fees. That’s very important for new lawyers. You and your clerks can log… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Articles, Content Type, TitlePLUS

Recognizing the red flags of real estate scams involving corporate identity theft

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Frauds targeting real estate lawyers are getting ever more sophisticated. LAWPRO has seen several attempted frauds involving corporate identity theft. The properties involved may be commercial or residential, but are always owned by a corporation. How these frauds work These frauds start with the fraudsters changing or stealing the identity of corporate property owners. This… Read More »

Categories: 2018 February Top Legal Disruptions, Areas of Law, Articles, Content Type, Fraud, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Malpractice Errors, Real Estate, Title insurance, TitlePLUS, Topics

“I will be out of the office…forever” and I don’t want to deal with claims

Are you thinking of changing careers or law firms, selling the practice, or retiring? As other articles in this issue have highlighted, even after you retire, malpractice claims can engage your LawPRO E&O run-off coverage. Real estate lawyers should consider TitlePLUS title insurance since claims covered under the Legal Service Coverage¹ in a TitlePLUS policy… Read More »

Categories: 2017 August Managing Change, Articles, Real Estate, Title insurance, TitlePLUS

Let’s celebrate! The TitlePLUS program’s 20th anniversary

As the TitlePLUS program celebrates its 20th Anniversary, we pause to reflect on the past while looking forward to a strong and exciting future. From its inception, the TitlePLUS program has always been about more than just title insurance – it addresses the changing realities facing real estate lawyers and consumers and seeks to find… Read More »

Categories: 2017 May - 2016 Annual Review, Articles, TitlePLUS
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