A property owner's legal title to land is legally protected in BC under the Land Title Act. The land title system in BC allows the selling and buying of land to occur with confidence and protects the system of real estate financing through the registration of mortgages. It allows for simple, quick and inexpensive land transfers. Protection of a property owner's legal title to land is provided to both the seller and purchaser of property, and is critically important for economic stability, investment and social stability.