FAQs

What does it mean to have title to land in British Columbia?

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

How is land title protected in British Columbia?

A property owner's legal title to land is legally protected in BC under the Land Title Act. The LTSA is responsible for managing the land...

Why is it important to hire a professional?

Professionals such as lawyers, notaries public, real estate agents and land surveyors contribute to having a high quality land title system in BC...

Are there protections in place for owners and sellers of property?

In British Columbia, most land title and related lending transactions are conducted through professionals such as notaries and lawyers, who...

What is the Assurance Fund Reserve?

The Assurance Fund Reserve is an essential component of the land title system in BC and is available to compensate owners in the rare cases where...

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.