The Western Law Societies’ Conveyancing Protocol is a protocol jointly developed by the law societies of Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan to set out enhanced standards of conveyancing practice across the Western provinces. The goal is to provide excellent service to clients in residential sale, purchase and mortgage transactions. It was created in 2001, updated in 2009 and is tailored for use here in Manitoba.
The full Protocol document from March 2009 is available below followed by each of the Parts and Schedules in separate pdf documents for your downloading convenience.
Western Law Societies’ Conveyancing Protocol – Complete Document (Protocol) – This is the most recent Protocol, last revised in March of 2009. All of the Parts and Schedules are included in this one document in PDF format.
Excerpts from the Protocol
- Part A: Purpose of the Protocol
- Part B: How to Use the Protocol
- Part C: Definitions of Terms used in the Protocol
- Part D: Duties of the Vendor’s Lawyer
- Part E: Duties of the Purchaser’s Lawyer
- Part F: Duties of the Mortgagee’s Lawyer on a Refinancing
- Schedule I: Solicitor’s Opinion
- Schedule II: Memorandum of Trust Conditions
- Schedule III: Sample Trust Conditions
- Schedule IV: Sample Powers of Attorney
- Schedule V: Sample Declaration as to Possession
- Schedule VI Sample Acknowledgements of Purchaser re BLC and Zoning
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