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  • 22 (1) The commission may enter into a covenant under the Land Title Act with an owner of agricultural land.
  • (2) A covenant that restricts or prohibits the use of agricultural land for farm purposes has no effect until approved by the commission.

2002-36-22, effective November 1, 2002 (B.C. Reg. 171/2002); 2011-27-5.

PRACTICE

Crown Grant of Land to Be Used for Agricultural Purposes

If a Crown grant is made on condition that the land be used for agricultural purposes only or the grant contains a covenant restricting the use of land for such purposes, the Minister of Agriculture enforces the covenant or the conditions even if the land is not included in the agricultural land reserve.

If an owner wants to subdivide the land, the owner must apply to the Minister of Agriculture through the appropriate regional director for cancellation of the covenant or condition. The minister may refuse the application or grant the application for cancellation or amendment, with or without conditions.

CROSS REFERENCES AND OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION

See Di Castri, Registration of Title to Land, vol. 2, para. 353.