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Most of the career opportunities at the LTSA are for Examiners of Title in Land Title services, or Technologists for Surveyor General services....

The purpose of the Authorized Subscriber Register (ASR) is to provide certain organizations that issue and submit land title documents over the...

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...

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

Scott Smythe is a partner in the Real Property and Planning Group in the Vancouver office of McCarthy Tetrault. His practice is focused on commercial real estate and related corporate matters, with a particular emphasis on acquisitions and dispositions, strata and commercial development and commercial leasing.

Scott is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers Canada in the area of real estate law. He also appears in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the areas of  property leasing and property development and was identified as a leading infrastructure lawyer in Lexpert’s 2016 Special Edition on Infrastructure. He also presents regularly at real estate industry seminars and conferences.

Scott received a BA (Honours) in 1990 and his LLB from the University of British Columbia in 1995. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 1997 after clerking for the British Columbia Court of Appeal. He is a past Chair of the Real Property Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) and a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.