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  • 237 (1) Part 1 of a general instrument must be used to release a charge from land.
  • (2) Part 1 must be completed in the manner approved by the director and contain the following:
  • (a) the registration number of the charge that is to be released;
  • (b) the legal description of the land to be released from the charge;
  • (c) a statement that the charge is released or discharged as a charge on the specified land;
  • (d) a statement that there is no Part 2 to the general instrument.
  • (3) A general instrument that complies with this section operates to release the charge from the land described in the instrument whether or not

  • (a) the charge was created by a registered mortgage,
  • (b) the charge affects land other than the land from which the charge is being released, and
  • (c) the general instrument contains words of transfer, release, discharge or assignment.

1979-219-219.85; 1991-12-6, effective May 1, 1992 (B.C. Reg. 33/92); 2004-66-98 and 110, effective January 20, 2005 (B.C. Reg. 16/2005).

FORMS

Releases in Form C

Submissions

The director has approved the use of the Form C Release. This form is reproduced in the Green Book, and is available in Web Filing using a myLTSA Enterprise account and at ltsa.ca.

For requirements on the use of electronic land title forms like the Form C Release, see

the latter of which is at ltsa.ca under “Practice Info”, “E-filing User Guides and Publications”.

Completion instructions for electronic land title forms are set out in the

  • Green Book;
  • Land Title Web Filing Form Practice Guides;
  • Directions for Completing EFS Forms; and
  • EFS User’s Guide;

the last three of which are also under “E-filing User Guides and Publications”.

A voluntary release (that is, a release that requires the signature of the charge holder) must be in Form C Release. In such cases, there is no Part 2. However, where the signature of the charge holder is not required to effect a release, Form C Release is not used.