Cottage property brings its own unique set of challenges which often involves additional searches and inquiries. For example many cottages have shore road allowances which run between the building and the shoreline. Unless these shore road allowances are conveyed to the owner the municipality or township owns the land between your cottage and the shore. Often the shore road allowance can be purchased but this process can cumbersome and expensive. A prudent buyer or seller would insert a clause in the agreement which specifies the ownership of the shore road allowance. Access to the cottage must also be ascertained prior to making your agreement firm and binding as there can be issues concerning the right to pass over and along adjoining property. The lawyer must ensure these rights of way are clearly recorded on all affected lands.