FAQs

One of the registered owners of a land title has died. How can their name be removed from the title?

Transferring title such as after the death of a spouse or owner on title requires the expertise of a legal professional. See...

Why are local governments exempt from fees for land title register searches conducted for taxation and assessment purposes?

Section 381 of the Land Title Act establishes an exemption from payment of the statutory fees incurred by taxing authorities for searches...

What does it mean to have title to land in British Columbia?

In British Columbia, ownership of land is referred to as title to land (land title) and is documented by registration through the LTSA. Once...

What is a Parcel Identifier (PID)?

A Parcel Identifier or PID is a nine-digit number that uniquely identifies a parcel in the land title register of in BC. The Registrar of Land...

Why can't the land title office give me legal advice?

Land title staff are unable to advise on legal rights or actions associated with land titles and charges. The Registrar of Land Titles and staff...

Al-Karim Kara, MBA, FCPA, FCMA, C.Dir is responsible for leading the organization in innovation, technology and business process change, business development, as well as leading and overseeing programs related to information security, IT services, and strategic IT planning.

Al-Karim joined the LTSA as the Vice President of Business Transformation and Chief Information Officer in November 2009. He brings the executive leadership and technological experience needed to successfully guide the LTSA's multi-year business modernization initiative.

Previously Al-Karim was with Xantrex Technology Inc. where he held a number of executive positions, including Vice President of Operations, Interim CFO, and Vice President, Information Technology and CIO.

Al-Karim holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He is a fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC and a member of the Program Advisory Committee of the British Columbia Institute of Technology School of Computing and Information Technology and the Accounting Advisory Committee of Kwantlen Polytechnic University School of Business.