FAQs

What are you certifying when you apply the digital signature?

The electronic signature of the subscriber is a certification by the subscriber that the material facts set out in the electronic instrument or...

Does a subscriber have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer?

No. The subscriber does not have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer. It is also important to note that the role of the subscriber...

How long do I need to retain documents submitted electronically to the land title office?

Under the Land Title Act, the electronic version of a document submitted through EFS is deemed to be the original document for all...

When does the subscriber have to deliver the true copy or copy of the true copy of the original electronic instrument to the Registrar?

The subscriber must be in position to deliver the true copy or copy of the true copy of the original electronic instrument if requested by the...

My local government office has a non-fee paying account for searching LTSA records. Can I use this account to submit EFS documents?

No. The local government must use a fee paying account for electronic filing. The non-fee paying account may only be used for searching LTSA...

The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is pleased to report on the 2018 results from its Quality Verification program. This program was launched in November 2016 to ensure electronic filing subscriber compliance with Part 10.1 of the Land Title Act.

From December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018, 600 electronically-submitted instruments from legal professionals were randomly selected for verification. Of these 600 instruments, 80% were submitted by lawyers and 20% were submitted by notaries. The vast majority of the randomly-selected instruments were found to be in compliance with legislated requirements. Only 39 of the 600 (or 6.5% of the total) required further investigation.

Thank you to subscribers for improving compliance rates this year compared with the previous year. In 2017, 63 of 600 randomly-selected instruments (or 10.5% of the total) required remedial action.

Instruments from approximately 20% of all active subscribers are randomly selected for verification each year. Subscribers who do not meet their obligations under Part 10.1 are required to adjust their practice so as to protect the security and reliability of BC’s land title system.

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