Leases of Unsubdivided Land and the Top Line Case

This project examines legal issues that arose in the wake of the Top Line case. This case concluded that a lease executed in ignorance of subdivision requirements must be considered void. The judgment was highly criticized and concern was expressed over the impact of the ruling on existing leases.

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leases, commercial lease, subdivision of land, unsubdivided land, landlords, tenants, Land Title Act, Top Line case, agriculture