Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) is pleased to announce that it has hired two Staff Lawyers from African Nova Scotian communities and two Legal Assistants to staff its two Land Title Initiative (LTI) Offices. Our Halifax LTI Office is now open for business and is located at: Suite 402, 5475 Spring Garden Road. The second LTI Office will be located at Suite 300, 99 Wyse Road, Dartmouth. It is anticipated that staff will commence operational duties in the Dartmouth Office in late June. Lawyers from those offices will be traveling to Lincolnville, Sunnyville, and the other communities for meetings as well.
NSLA will provide service assisting Nova Scotians to obtain title to their land in the five Communities of East Preston, North Preston, Cherry Brook, Lincolnville, and Sunnyville. These five communities, among others, have suffered from historical discrimination that has prevented people from receiving legal title to the land they own. The Province is working with stakeholders, including NSLA, to remove barriers to the clarification of land ownership and address the unequal treatment that African Nova Scotians have faced.
Service provided will include:
- obtaining a Certificate of Title under the Land Titles Clarification Act (LTCA) (which requires migration after issuance of the certificate);
- migration under the Land Registration Act;
- Court-ordered declarations and negotiation between private parties; and
- applications under the Probate Act/Intestate Succession Act.
Applicants for service under this Initiative will not need to meet financial eligibility guidelines. Files will be assessed for merit and we can only provide service in the above five communities. Please contact our Halifax LTI Office @ 902-420-8845 to apply for legal service. You can also apply online @https://www.nslegalaid.ca/online-application/ or by completing an Application in any Legal Aid Office. Any inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, the fax number is 902-420-6561.
More information on the Provincial initiative is available here: https://novascotia.ca/natr/titles-clarification/