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    Does title insurance replace the need to obtain and review the existing survey?
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    It is a mistake to believe that title insurance is a substitute for a survey. Title insurance is simply just ?insurance? and should not be regarded as a substitute for the information that a survey can reveal. It can be viewed as a backup position which can help to rectify issues; however, it is not an appropriate substitute for the warnings that a survey can provide which could identify that something is wrong with the title. This could include things like an encroaching structure, deck or fence, or the fact that a neighbour owns part of the land. By only purchasing title insurance, any problems that may have been disclosed in a land survey are simply just passed on to the new purchaser.

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