FAQs

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

You can search for a PID using ParcelMap BC, the LTSA's online map of active...

The LTSA has land title offices in Kamloops, New Westminster and Victoria. For hours and address information, visit...

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...

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

Section 246 of the Land Title Act authorizes the registrar to cancel the registration of a charge “due to effluxion of time” (when it has expired). An applicant must apply to have these charges cancelled as the registrar does not proactively review the land title register for expired charges. This is noted in the following editorial note from Volume 1 of the Land Title Practice Manual that appears under s. 246:
 
PRACTICE [§16.44]
Cancellation of Charge Due to Effluxion of Time or the Happening of an Event [§16.45]

The registrar does not act, in the absence of an application, to cancel a charge due to the effluxion of time or on the happening of an event. In the latter instance, the registrar requires a release of some kind.
 
It should be noted that an application for a Form A – Freehold Transfer meets the above noted “application” requirement in the event the title is encumbered by a charge that has expired due to an enactment. For example, if a title is encumbered by a Claim of Builders Lien that has expired due to the provisions of the Builders Lien Act, the registrar does not carry forward the expired Claim of Builders Lien to the new title.