FAQs

What should I do to prepare for Web Filing?

Customers can ensure their Juricert Digital Certificate is valid and uploaded to myLTSA. Customers who use conveyancing software packages that...

When will Web Filing be available?

The first phase of Web Filing is now available in myLTSA. A selection of Web Filing forms can now be accessed through the Web Filing menu...

How do Web Filing forms compare to current PDF forms?

The most significant difference between Web Filing forms and existing PDF form templates is that customers will no longer need to download PDF...

Does the cost for submissions change with Web Filing?

The fees associated with search and filing transacations remain the same. View Fees 

Web Filing is Now Available

Introducing Web Filing

The first phase of Web Filing is now available in myLTSA. We invite customers to create submissions using Web Filing, and become familiar with the new process at your own pace. A selection of Web Filing forms can now be accessed through the Web Filing menu option - let us know your experience with them. Your feedback will be used as we increase functionality - along with adding remaining Web Filing forms - over the coming months. 

How to Initiate a Web Filing Submission

Web Filing is separate from the existing Electronic Filing System (EFS). There are a few easy steps to completing a Web Filing form:

  1. Begin by entering data directly into a Web Filing form
  2. Once the form is completed, download and print the filled-in execution copy
  3. Execute and witness the execution copy, then return to the Web Filing form to true up the electronic instrument.
  4. E-sign and submit the Web Filing form using myLTSA.
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Register for a Web Filing Webinar

Attend a live webinar on Web Filing to see a demonstration of the system changes and capabilities. Learn how to:

  • Know the difference between a Web Filing Form and a PDF Form Template
  • Create a Web Filing package and add applications
  • Set up your Juricert Certificate in myLTSA
  • Set up your Property Transfer Tax payment authorization
  • Submit an application to the Land Title Office

These live webinars provide an opportunity to ask questions about Web Filing. Each session is expected to last one hour and is eligible for a CPD credit.

Click on the date below to register for the next available Web Filing webinar:

Customer Feedback

Web Filing has been designed with ongoing customer input and testing. Customer feedback is an essential component for the design of LTSA products and services in order enhance customer experience.

If you have feedback about your experience with Web Filing, please let us know by completing this form.

The End of PDF Templates

Web Filing requires no setup to start creating a package. Customers no longer need to manage PDF form versions and updates, nor purchase software to complete and sign forms.

Improved Validation

Web Filing delivers comprehensive form and package validation, supported by more contextual information to minimize the possibility of submitting defects.

Minimal Business Disruption

Web Filing has evolved to introduce improvements over several steps because the LTSA recognizes the risks associated with significant and rapid change, including impacts to our customers’ business. During the transition to Web Filing, a combination of PDF form templates and Web Filing forms will be accepted in Land Title packages.

Customer Support

Customers are supported with live webinars, pre-recorded instructional videos, online and in-form help content, and our knowledgeable customer service and technical support teams.

Robust Reliability and Security

The use of Juricert and other security features are retained as key components of information integrity and security in the land title register. Subscribers complete a one-time registration of their Juricert Digital Certificate on myLTSA, and apply a digital signature to Web Filing forms using myLTSA instead of PDF software.

Why the Electronic Filing Process is Changing

The LTSA’s Electronic Filing System (EFS) has been in operation for over 16 years. It is heavily dependent on the use of PDF technology which offers limited flexibility to support technology changes or to seamlessly integrate with conveyancing software.

The introduction of Web Filing forms is one of several steps towards streamlining land title submissions, increasing efficiency and accuracy, and maintaining a secure and reliable electronic filing system.

The LTSA is introducing Web Filing over several phases, to allow customers to try the capabilities and provide feedback, reducing risks associated with significant and rapid change.

Web Filing: Modernizing Electronic Filing

Web Filing forms are designed for greater efficiency and productivity while improving information accuracy to maintain a secure, reliable and modern EFS.

The LTSA is working with major conveyancing software vendors to assist them with integrating modernized electronic filing capabilities into their software packages.

Read more from the Director of Land Titles

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do to prepare for Web Filing?

Customers can ensure their Juricert Digital Certificate is valid and uploaded to myLTSA. Customers who use conveyancing software packages that integrate Web Filing can continue to prepare land title forms as they do today, and should speak to their provider regarding any functionality changes and expected timelines. The LTSA Blog and LTSA News will continue to be updated throughout the transition process. 

When will Web Filing be available?

The first phase of Web Filing is now available in myLTSA. A selection of Web Filing forms can now be accessed through the Web Filing menu option, with  remaining Web Filing forms and increased functionality to be added over the coming months. During the transition to Web Filing, a combination of PDF form templates and Web Filing forms will be accepted in Land Title packages. PDF forms will be retired once customers have had sufficient time to transition.

Customers who use conveyancing software packages that integrate Web Filing can continue to prepare land title forms as they do today, and should speak to their provider regarding any functionality changes and expected timelines.

How do Web Filing forms compare to current PDF forms?

The most significant difference between Web Filing forms and existing PDF form templates is that customers will no longer need to download PDF forms, manage form versions and updates, or purchase PDF software to complete and sign forms.

Rather than downloading forms, customers will create a package by entering information into Web Filing forms. Once all of the information has been entered, it is compiled by the system into a completed PDF document, which will have a familiar structure to current forms. Practitioners will continue to print and execute completed documents with clients, when required. Free PDF reader software is all that is needed to view and print PDF documents. 

Is there a way I can use Web Filing in an offline mode?

Web Filing forms are only available online; there is no offline mode to create applications.

What happens if myLTSA is unavailable?

Building high availability and system redundancy has been a top priority for the LTSA. Access to myLTSA is required to prepare and submit Web Filing forms, and completed forms can be downloaded as a PDF onto a customer's own computer.

How do my clients sign the LTSA forms when the forms are web-based?

Web Filing will provide a Web Filing Form for download and printing.  Execution will remain paper-based.

Where do I get training for Web Filing?

Live and pre-recorded webinars are available. As new functionality is introduced, additional tutorial videos and articles will be available at help.ltsa.ca

What do I do if some forms in my submission (such as PTT) are not yet released as Web Filing forms?

During the transition period, a combination of PDF form templates and Web Filing forms will be accepted in land title packages.

How does Web Filing work in third-party conveyance software programs?

Most third-party conveyance software programs are planning to add Web Filing functionality in Summer 2020. Check with your software provider for more details. 

If two parties are using Web Filing document preparation, how can the documents be shared?

A collaboration feature that enables users to share Web Filing documents between organizations will be introduced in early Summer 2020. 

Is there a way to save information to populate into another form if additional forms are required?

By early Summer 2020, templates will be added to the Web Filing functionality so that users can save and pre-populate forms. 

Is there a way to validate the form to ensure all of the required information has been entered before printing/submitting?

At this time, the Web Filing system validates information at the time of certification. Future releases will have more comprehensive validation options. 

How do I add more than one file to be submitted in a package?

If you are adding additional files using Web Filing, click ‘Add Application’ while in the package. If you are using the Electronic Filing Service (EFS), then click ‘Add Files’ and choose a PDF that has been signed and prepared.

Can you submit Web Filing forms and PDF forms together?

Yes, Web Filing forms and PDF forms can be submitted together. Start by creating the relevant Web Filing forms and execute, sign and prepare each for submission. Then, create a new package in EFS with desired PDF forms and click ‘Add Files’ to upload the PDF documents you initially created in Web Filing.

How do I maintain compliance with my Juricert electronic signature?

Juricert holders need to be familiar with the policies and practice requirements for using Juricert electronic signatures. We recommend creating a unique user account for any signing authority who has a Juricert electronic signature to ensure only that user can access the e-signature. 

Property Transfer Tax (PTT) Return:
Frequently Asked Questions

Do we need to add information on the regional district into the PTT form?

Yes, in most cases, the ‘regional district’ field will be automatically populated in the PTT Web Filing form based on the PID you provide.

What is the definition of a pre-sale condo in the PTT form?

A pre-sale condo is a condominium unit that is purchased from the developer well in advance of the completion of the building.

For a pre-sale condo, how do we attach the purchaser’s Statement of Adjustments when it isn’t complete until we have the PTT amo

To attach a completed purchaser’s Statement of Adjustments for a pre-sale condo, first complete the rest of the PTT form in order to calculate tax, and then go back to complete and attach the purchaser’s Statement of Adjustments. If this is not possible, we will also accept a Contract of Purchase and Sale.

Is PTT calculated on assessed value or purchase price?

If the transfer results from an open market transaction, PTT is calculated on the purchase price. If the purchase price is not the fair market value of the property—for reasons such as a related party transfer or an open market price that was determined far in advance of the registration—you may choose to use the assessed value by BC Assessment as the fair market value for the transfer.

Are Journal Voucher payments an option for the PTT?

Journal Voucher payments are only an option if the payment is coming from another area within the provincial government.  

Can I email the new PTT form to a client or do I need to print and scan it?

Legal professionals can decide how to best communicate with their clients. ‘Wet ink’ signatures are required on the signature page.

Do I need to enter the lender’s banking information in the PTT form?

Branch number and lender name are mandatory information when no PTT exemption is claimed, or when exemptions under first-time homebuyers, newly built home or provincial nominee programs are claimed.

Can I edit a transferee’s name and information in the PTT form?

Once you create a transferee record and save it, the only information you will be able to change is the name. You will not be able to change transferee type, citizenship or exemption claimed. Information such as transferee type cannot be changed because it determines what fields are shown throughout the rest of the PTT form. If a transferee has been entered incorrectly, then you will need to delete that transferee record and create a new one. Transferees can be deleted at any point while you fill out the form.

When will the Web Filing form for PTT become mandatory?

The PDF version of the PTT form will be retired in the Fall of 2020. At that time the Web Filing PTT form will become mandatory.