The risk of Title Insurance
One recent development is the introduction of Title Insurance. This is a way of avoiding the need for a survey. However, you are not protected by this title insurance. If you are encroaching a neighbour’s land you could still lose part of your property.
Title Insurance protects lenders and lawyers – not homeowners.
See this article by CBC http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2002/01/08/titleinsurance_020108.html