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A Web Filing form must be completed and electronically signed online using a myLTSA Enterprise account and in compliance with the directions provided in this guide.

General Guidance to Prepare and Submit a Web Filing Form

After you login to your account and create a package, you can start an application. Three key steps to prepare and submit a web filing form are outlined below.

  1. Complete the data entry sections to create a web filing form
  2. Review, print and e-sign the form in compliance with the statutory requirements of Land Title Act Part 10.1
  3. Click Submit Package to submit the package immediately to the land title office or click Prepare Submission to send your package to EFS where you can add files or defer a submission

The content in this guide sets out practice requirements and guidance for completing each data entry section in a web filing form. It does not provide step-by-step instruction of the functional components in the data entry sections (i.e. features and functions of buttons and menus on the page). To learn about the functional components of the page, please see Web Filing in myLTSA Help .


Applicant

1.1

Complete the name, address, phone number and (optional) more information.

Applicant data entry section
Applicant data entry section
1.2 Under the Land Title Act, the applicant is the person who is entitled to be the registered owner of the estate or interest in land transferred. The applicant section on the web filing form constitutes the application to register the estate or interest in land transferred and must be completed by the applicant or the solicitor or agent of the applicant either before or after execution of the instrument.
1.3 If the transferee is exempt from land title office fees, select the fee-exempt checkbox. The application must be made on behalf of a ministry (name the ministry) and the ministry file must be referenced in the additional information field.
1.4 All notices (e.g. notice of receipt, notice declining to register) are sent electronically to the person who submitted the application.
1.5

If, at the time the application is submitted, it is intended to register the applicants title subject to a certificate of pending litigation under section 216(2)(a) or a caveat under section 288(2) of the Land Title Act, the appropriate written statement may be made in the additional information field.

Application Subject to CPL
Application Subject to CPL
1.6 The land title office will not examine “subject to” provisions or verify them against the state of the title unless the “subject to” provision pertains to certificates of pending litigation or a caveat.

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Description of Land

2.1

Complete the PID or Plan Number and Legal Description associated with the parcel.

Description of Land data entry section
Description of Land data entry section
2.2

If entering a related plan number, enter the plan number in the PID or Plan Number field.

Related plan number field
Related plan number field
2.3

If a parcel has no PID but there is a related plan number, the plan number must be in the same package or have a pending status when the Form 17 is submitted. The application is noted against all the registered titles affected by the related plan number.

No PID and related plan number field
No PID and related plan number field
2.4

In limited circumstances, neither a PID number or related plan number is required if the application is a transfer of an unregistered parcel and it is submitted in the same package as a Form 17 Fee Simple with one of the following natures of interest:

 
Form Type Nature of Interest Types





 

Form 17 Fee Simple

Application by Owner of Absolute Fee for Indefeasible Title
Application for Title to Road
First Nations Lands Title
Title to Closed Road
Crown Grant
Crown Grant submitted by Surveyor General
Title to Crown Land in SRW, s. 24, B.C. Reg. 334/79
Cancellation of Interior Lot Lines
Application for title to unregistered land
Application for title to unregistered land
2.5

If less than the entire is being transferred, you must set out the fractional interest being transferred.

Fraction of the Whole Interest being Transferred
Fraction of the Whole Interest being Transferred
2.6

The undivided interest must be a fraction of the whole interest being transferred. For example:

A. If the owners owns an undivided 1/2 interest and that full 1/2 interest is transferred, enter “as to an undivided 1/2 interest”.
B. If the owner owns an undivided 1/2 interest and is transferring only 1/2 of that interest, enter “as to an undivided 1/4 interest”.
C. If an owner, together with three others, owns an undivided 1/2 interest and that owner is transferring 1/2 of his or her interest, enter “an undivided 1/16 interest”.
D. If two joint tenants are shown on title as owning the entire interest in the lands, and one joint tenant is acquiring their co-joint tenant’s interest and both joint tenants are noted as transferors, there is no requirement to add “an undivided 1/2 interest” in the separate field above the legal description. This is because the two transferors in this instance are not transferring less than the entire interest in the lands, they are transferring the entire interest in the whole of the lands to one of the joint tenants.
E. If two joint tenants are shown on title as owning the entire interest in the lands, and one joint tenant is acquiring their co joint tenant’s interest and only the joint tenant transferring their interest is noted as a transferor, add “an undivided 1/2 interest” in the separate field above the legal description. This is because in this instance less than the entire interest in the lands is being transferred. Specifically, an undivided 1/2 interest is being transferred to the other joint tenant.
2.7 To determine the undivided interest transferred, identify what fraction of the whole is being transferred.
2.8 Any qualifications or exceptions under s. 186(2) of the Land Title Act may be set out in the legal description.
2.9 When entering a plan number, you must enter a legal description. The e-filing system will reject your application if no legal description is entered.
2.10

The following legal description abbreviations are acceptable:

 

Rge = Range

Bl = Block

Gp = Group

Tp = Township

Dist = District

Sec = Section

N = North

S = South

DL = District Lot

W = West

E = East

LD = Legal Subdivision
W6M = West of the Sixth Meridian
Frac = Fractional
THSL = Town of Hastings Suburban Lands
KDYD = Kamloops Division, Yale District
NWD = New Westminster District
ODYD = Osoyoos Division, Yale District
QCD = Queen Charlotte District
SDYD = Similkameen Division, Yale District
TID = Texada Island District
YDYD = Yale Division, Yale District.
2.11 When manually entering legal descriptions, extraneous information such as preambles; references to an owner’s share in the common property; water; assessment; improvement district; or legal notations must not be included.
2.12 If you select STC, the order will be sent electronically to the submitter’s myLTSA Inbox.

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Transferee

3.1

Complete the full name, address, occupation and incorporation number (applicable to corporation) of the transferee.

Transferee data entry section
Transferee data entry section
3.2

If the transferee is to hold the interest in a representative capacity, the capacity must be entered in the Capacity field.

Capacity menu selection
Capacity menu selection
3.3

If a capacity is selected and text is entered in the field, the menu selection will automatically change to Other. The Capacity field will retain the text already entered and additional text can be added if needed.

Executor entered in capacity field
Executor entered in capacity field
3.4 Additional information such as references to branch offices or other descriptive information must not be included in the name field. This information may be included in the street address if space accommodates.
3.5 A city, town, or village by itself is not a sufficient postal address. The address must contain a street or route number, post office box number, or general delivery designation as required by Canada Post. In all cases, the postal address must include a postal code.
3.6 If the corporation is neither incorporated or registered in British Columbia nor incorporated federally, enter the corporation’s name and attach proof of its incorporation on an electronic Declaration.
3.7 No proof of incorporation is required for corporations incorporated in British Columbia or federally. For all corporations incorporated in other jurisdictions, proof of incorporation must be attached to an electronic declaration and submitted with the application.
3.8

When transferees are taking ownership as unequal fractional interests, you must set out the transferees respective interest. The interest must total 1.

Fractional Interest Ownership
Fractional Interest Ownership
3.9

When transferees are taking ownership as joint tenants, you must select Yes to establish joint tenancy.

Joint Tenancy
Joint Tenancy

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Fee Simple Details

4.1

Complete the nature of interest for each application.

Fee Simple Details data entry section
Fee Simple Details data entry section
4.2 Complete the market value, if required. The field can be left blank or you may enter $0.00.

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Supporting Evidence

5.1

Upload the required supporting document for the application.

Supporting Evidence data entry section
Supporting Evidence data entry section
5.2 The supporting documents that may be submitted in conjunction with a Form 17 Fee are listed in the Form 17 Help Guide.
5.3 Where a supporting document is submitted with an electronic application, it must be a scanned image of the document that has been prepared in compliance with the scanning requirements.
5.4 If a supporting document is in a foreign language, it must be translated in the English language, e.g., birth or death certificate. The translator must be fluent in both English and the foreign language and must complete a statutory declaration confirming the translation is accurate and true

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Web Filing Form

6.1

After completing the data entry sections and attaching the supporting evidence, see a preview of the web filing form. You can review, validate, download, and e-sign on this page.

Web filing form preview, validate and download
Web filing form preview, validate and download
Land Title Act ss. 168.6, 168.43 certifications and e-sign
Land Title Act ss. 168.6, 168.43 certifications and e-sign
6.2 A British Columbia lawyer, notary or member of the Authorized Subscriber Register must e-sign the form before it can be submitted.
6.3 If the application requires a supporting document, electronic signature certifies that the designate has in their possession the supporting document or if the E-filing Direction allows a true copy of that supporting document.
6.4 Once the form is e-signed, it cannot be modified in any way without invalidating the electronic signature.

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