Minimizing defect submissions to ensure applications are processed as and when expected is in everyone’s interests and LTSA is committed to supporting customers with submitting applications as accurately and efficiently as possible. Over the coming months, this news series will highlight common errors that lead to defects, to help customers avoid similar issues.
Many common mistakes received by LTSA are related to Powers of Attorney. Examples include:
- There are variations between the name of the donor in the Power of Attorney and the name of the registered owner.
- A Power of Attorney contains substantive differences in alternate names for the attorney; for example, “Jane Smith also known as (or “aka”) Jane Jones”.
- The attorney executes a transfer to himself/herself without the Power of Attorney expressly authorizing it.
- The Power of Attorney number or name is not included in the execution portion of a Form A, B or C.
- Note that private information (such as a driver’s license number or passport number) should not be included on the Power of Attorney itself, in order to comply with privacy laws.
Customers are encouraged to review the Land Title Practice Manual for legislation and commentary related to Powers of Attorney. For policy and practice guidance related to the correct use of forms, review the E-filing User Guides and Publications.