Jeffrey Lem

Jeffrey Lem

Jeffrey Lem is the director of titles for the province of Ontario. This article reflects the personal views of the author alone.


Strange things can happen to the PIN

Although it is fairly well known to the Land Registry Office staff, clients can sometimes be mystified at the things they see when they open up their PINs (or, as we shall see, when they can’t open up their PINs at all).

Rule against perpetuities remains alive

I am convinced there is an entire generation of real estate lawyers that simply do not know what the rule against perpetuities actually is.

The Dirt: Freemen in Ontario’s land registry offices a significant concern

The Dirt: Changes to common elements among trends as condos age

The Dirt: Meerai Cho affair a cautionary tale about condo deposits

The Dirt: Rental housing stock lags as rules, economics favour condos

The Dirt: King Lofts shows growing perils, provides lessons for real estate lawyers

The Dirt: Aging population a recipe for growth of reverse mortgages

The Dirt: Sriracha’s sweet smell a reminder that residential uses rule

The Dirt: Condo bureaucracy set to grow as report touts major reforms