The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) has introduced a Quality Verification program with lawyers and notaries to ensure electronic filing subscriber compliance with Part 10.1 of the Land Title Act. Compliance with the Act is critical to maintaining the integrity of BC's land title system.
The Quality Verification process will form part of the examination of instruments by land title examination staff. Electronically submitted instruments will be randomly selected. Under the authority of s. 168.51 of the Land Title Act, while an application is in pending state, the Registrar may verify whether subscribers who electronically signed submitted forms had in their possession a true copy, a copy of a true copy or, where applicable, the original of the supporting document (all referred to hereafter as "true copy"). Subscribers must provide the true copy they relied upon when applying their digital signature to the electronic instrument. Examiners will review both the instrument and the true copy to ensure compliance with Part 10.1 of the Land Title Act. Subscribers who do not meet their obligations under Part 10.1 are subject to DR 02-11 Director's Requirements for a Certification Authority.
In addition to the videos on the side of the page, additional practice details can be found in the following resources:
- Practice Note 02-16 Truing Up an Original Electronic Instrument
- Frequently Asked Questions about Practice Note 02-16 and the Quality Verification program
- Land Title Practice Manual 10.1 Division 2 - Electronic Applications and Instruments
- Land Title Forms Guidebook - see paragraph about Electronic Signature in any of the chapters