Entries by Uptown Notaries

What is Title Insurance & do you need it?

It is well known that the purchase of a property is a significant investment. Real estate transactions rely on the accuracy of the Land Title Office. However, sometimes the actual title can be different from what is registered at the Land Title Office. For example, there could be an interest in the property that was […]

Using a Lawyer vs Using a Notary for a Real Estate Transaction

Every real estate transaction involves—among other things—a considerable amount of paperwork. The average person might find it a bit daunting to read, understand, and process it all. For this reason, it is always advisable to have a legal professional help you work through the details.  The question then arises whether it is better to go with […]

Dementia & Representation Agreements

A recent BC survey showed that 6 in 10 British Columbians would not know what to do if they encountered someone living with dementia that needed help. While awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is growing, the frustration experienced by the individuals who are affected remains a reality. Additionally, in a separate survey, 61 […]

5 Ways A Notary Can Help You

Some documents are more important than others. When a handshake simply won’t do, reach out to a notary. These trustworthy officials ensure all your crucial paperwork is legally signed, sealed, and delivered, taking the stress and burden off your shoulders.  There is a lot more to a notary than you might realize. Read on to […]


Joint Tenancy vs. Tenancy in Common

When two or more people purchase a real estate, it is essential that they consider what type of ownership they want to set up. In this article, we will discuss the main differences between the two types of co-ownership. Both joint tenancy and tenancy in common are forms of co-ownership. They differ, however, in the […]