Real Estate Searches

Real estate search (also known as property search) is used to obtain information related to a specific address or current owners of a property whether owned by a Corporation or Individual. Real estate searches may include copies of documents registered on title such as a transfer, outstanding mortgage or other encumbrances.

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Real Estate Search Options

Government Disbursement will apply.Turnaround: 1-2 hrs

Title/Real Property Search (Parcel Register/Abstract only)

A title search or real property search summarizes the history pertaining to a particular parcel of real estate and provides the following details for the specified owner and/or address:

  • Property Identification Number (PIN). Each property has its own unique PIN which cannot be repeated by any other property.
  • Legal Property Description. Legal description of a property is different from its actual municipal address and can be found on any legal transfer document of the property.
  • Current owner(s) name.
  • List of current and historical instruments registered on title

Title/real property searches can be ordered in combination with copies of instruments as required. A full property search will include not only the title search but copies of the current transfer, outstanding mortgage(s) and any other encumbrance.

Writs of execution searches can also be performed on the current owners as recorded on the abstract. For details on writs of execution searches, click here.

Copy of a Real Estate Instrument (Document registered on the Property)

A copy of a document registered on title. For example: a transfer, mortgage, lien, PIN map, power of attorney, power of sale, notice of rents, etc. that has been registered on title. To obtain a copy of an instrument the instrument number is required and can be found on the abstract for the specified address.

Title Document Registration

Registration of a document on title; ie. notices registered on title. This service is available for Ontario only. Please contact us for further information.

Province-Wide Name Search

A search conducted on a name to reveal if the entity whether Corporate or Individual owns any property in a particular Province. This search does not include any specific title information for a property. For details of a specified property a title/real property search is required.

Land Registry Office “LRO” Name Search

A search conducted on a name to reveal if the entity whether Corporate or Individual owns any property in a specific LRO region; ie. Toronto, Peel, York. This search does not include any specific title information for a property. For details of a specified property a title/real property search is required.


* Note: All product pricing shown is government disbursements only. An ESC Service Fee will apply to all orders (varies per service level type: self service vs. staff assisted processing). Turnaround times are based on uncertified Ontario searches and are based on self service orders (where available) for non-account (guest) Clients. For a full list of pricing, disbursements and turnaround's, refer to Pricing and Turnaround Times page.