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  • 158 (1) An application for the registration of the fee simple must not include
  • (a) subdivided and unsubdivided land,
  • (b) parcels shown under different subdivision plans,
  • (c) more than 5 parcels of subdivided land,
  • (d) several parcels of unsubdivided land that are not contiguous, or
  • (e) several parcels of unsubdivided land, whether or not they are contiguous, if the total area of the parcels included would exceed 800 ha.
  • (2) Despite subsection (1), one single parcel containing in excess of 800 ha may be included in a single application.
  • (3) For the purpose of this section, a highway, dike, stream or statutory right of way is not a break in the contiguity of land that is otherwise contiguous.
  • (4) The Board of Directors may make regulations amending the restrictions imposed by this section.

1979-219-155; 1987-15-32, effective March 23, 1987 (B.C. Reg. 323/87); 2004-66-92; effective January 20, 2005 (B.C. Reg. 16/2005).


Exemption for Access Lots

Section 2 of the Land Title Act (Board of Directors) Regulation, B.C. Reg. 332/2010, provides an exemption from s. 158 to facilitate the creation of an access lot by a separate plan and the registration of an owner’s undivided interest in that lot in the same indefeasible title as the owner’s contiguous parcel of land for which access was required.


Limitation on Number of Parcels Covered by an Indefeasible Title

In accordance with s. 178, an indefeasible title may only cover one parcel. However, s. 158 provides that an application for registration may cover more than one parcel.

Consolidation of Titles into One Indefeasible Title

See s. 192(1) of the Act, which enables a registered owner of the fee simple of two or more parcels to surrender title to those parcels to the registrar for cancellation and, subject to ss. 158 and 178, to have one or more new indefeasible titles registered which collectively cover the parcels included in the surrendered titles.

Secondary Sources

See Di Castri, Registration of Title to Land, vol. 1, para. 67.