Western Conveyancing Protocol

SKU: 62393.01

Author: Michelle Gallagher KC

As the common closing method in residential real estate transactions in Alberta, it is imperative that lawyers (acting for buyers and/or sellers) have a solid understanding of the Western Torrens Conveyancing Protocol (the “Protocol”). This paper provides information regarding the Protocol to set the stage for newer practitioners dealing with their first real estate transactions, with topics including:

  • Available options for closing real estate transactions in Alberta
  • Description of the Protocol, including what it does and does not apply to
  • Key steps in the Protocol
  • Common challenges in application of the Protocol

This paper was presented at LESA’s Practice Foundations: Western Conveyancing Protocol webinar on February 23, 2024.

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