Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) is pleased to announce that it has commenced providing legal services pursuant to the new Land Title Initiative (LTI). In collaboration with a number of government stakeholders, NSLA will assist land owners in removing barriers to obtaining legal title to their land. This will help to address the unequal treatment that African Nova Scotians have faced. Pursuant to the LTI, NSLA is now assisting Nova Scotians in the five Communities of East Preston, North Preston, Cherry Brook, Lincolnville, and Sunnyville. These five communities, among others, have suffered historical discrimination that, among other things, has prevented their land owners from receiving legal title to their land.
Service provided will include:
- Obtaining a Certificate of Title under the Land Titles Clarification Act (LTCA) (which requires migration after issuance of the certificate of title);
- Migrations under the Land Registration Act;
- Court-ordered declarations, and negotiation between private parties; and
- Applications under the Probate Act/Intestate Succession Act.
NSLA is currently building a roster of lawyers to assist in this important Initiative. We require lawyers to act for clients where our Staff Lawyers have conflicts of interest. Additionally, we are also looking for senior real estate practitioners to provide legal opinions and advice in relation to complex title issues.
If you are interested in learning more about this Initiative, please contact the Halifax Land Title Office at: 902-420-8845, or you can direct your inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.