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Posted on April 1, 2024 | Posted in Construction, Five Liners

Gay Company Limited v. 962332 Ontario Inc. 2023 Ont SCJ

Under the Land Registry Reform Act and the Land Titles Act the registration of an instrument is complete only when the registrar certifies it. Once certified, the instrument takes its date and time from when it was originally submitted for registration. Until an instrument is certified, the party requesting its registration may withdraw it. Accordingly, in this case when a discharge of lien was registered in error, the registering party had the right to withdraw it before certification.


Jonathan Speigel


Written by Jonathan Speigel, the founding partner of Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, leads the litigation and construction practices.


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