Legislation requires any landowner who is selling land in his or her own name to swear an affidavit setting out that: (a) he or she is not married; (b) an ex-spouse has released his or her dower rights; or (c) neither he or she, nor his or her spouse, ever lived in the property for sale. These dower rights give a non-owning spouse the right to live in the property following the owner’s death, unless the non-owning spouse has provided a release, in the form required, or has consented to the sale. Even in cases where spouses have properly executed a separation agreement that waives these rights but have not yet divorced, it will be necessary for the non-owning spouse to execute the necessary forms required by the Land Titles Office. These dower rights, which last throughout a separation, terminate once the spouses are divorced.