LAWPRO is seeing far too many real estate claims where the lawyers handling the deals are making or not catching fairly basic errors. Often these mistakes result from errors made by clerks – all or most of which the lawyer could’ve and should’ve caught.
Common mistakes include:
- Not catching errors in legal descriptions
- Missing executions
- Not doing searches
- Not bringing rights or way or easements to the attention of the client
We also see claims involving ILA. Sometimes there was no recognition . . . [more]