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By Adam Simpkins*
SIGNIFICANT AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND TITLE ACT
In preparation for the amendments to Part 10.1 (Electronic Filing) of the
Land Title Act, which came into force on November 15, 2019, CLEBC made
a number of significant changes to the Land Title Practice Manual and the
Land Title Electronic Forms Guidebook.
The Land Title Practice Manual 2019 update incorporates all legislative
amendments and necessary changes to Director’s Directions (replacing
Director’s Requirements). In addition, the manual reflects changes to the
Agricultural Land Commission Act and its associated regulations. The most
significant of these changes relate to residential use of and structures on
Agricultural Land Reserve land and new soil removal and fill placement
rules. As always, the update includes the full Land Title Act containing section
by-section commentary with applicable forms, practice tips and case
Our Land Title Electronic Forms Guidebook (the “Green Book”), published
under authority of the Land Title and Survey Authority of BC (“LTSA”),
allows users to prepare electronic forms with accuracy and precision. The
2019 update incorporates all the new forms and presents the November 15
amendments to relevant portions of the Land Title Act.
CLEBC is also working closely with the LTSA to provide training on the
use of web filing. By June 2020, web filing will be operational, making it
possible to fill out and file 23 forms online that are presently completed in
PDF form. These topics were also discussed at our annual Residential Real
Estate Conference on December 5, 2019. For more information on these
updates, consult the CLEBC and LTSA websites.
* Adam Simpkins is CLEBC’s marketing manager.