In British Columbia, ownership of land is referred to as title to land (land title) and is documented by registration through the LTSA. Once registered, the LTSA issues a Certificate of Title which represents that the named owner has legal title to the land. A registered title is conclusive evidence of the ownership of that land and provides legal certainty of ownership.

Only a person registered as owner has the right to transfer or otherwise deal with their legal title to land. Registered title also allows for simple, quick and inexpensive land transfers.