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Final Reports on Title

The Law Society has received complaints relating to the delay in receiving final reports on title. This step is an important one in a real estate transaction and should be completed without delay. As noted in section 7.2-5 of the Code of Professional Conduct: “A lawyer must answer with reasonable promptness all professional letters and communications from other lawyers that require an answer, and a lawyer must be punctual in fulfilling all commitments.”

With respect to final reports on title, a delay of six months or more is not considered reasonable and therefore should be avoided.


Communications: section 7.2-5 (Code of Professional Conduct)

Related Topics:

Answering Letters and Enquiries

Payment of Disbursements and Expenses

Real Estate Transactions

Courtesy: section 5.1-5 (Code of Professional Conduct)

Integrity: section 2.1-1 (Code of Professional Conduct)

Quality of Service: section 3.2-1 (Code of Professional Conduct)

(Posted: June 12, 2020)