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  • 311 (1) If a person is dissatisfied with
  • (a) a summary rejection of an application by the registrar, or
  • (b) an act, omission, decision, direction or order of the registrar in respect of an application, other than a refusal under section 308,
  • that person may
  • (c) require the registrar forthwith to provide written reasons for refusal, and
  • (d) within 21 days after receiving the registrar’s reasons, apply to the Supreme Court by way of appeal from the registrar’s decision.
  • (2) Section 309 applies in respect to the application to the court and the proceedings on it.



See Di Castri, Registration of Title to Land, vol. 1, para. 117.


Application of s. 311

An applicant may not appeal under s. 311 of the Act a decision of the registrar allowing registration of a judgment under s. 88 of the Court Order Enforcement Act. Section 89 of that Act provides a specific procedure for remedying an improper registration (Re Hollebone, 1982 CanLII 687 (BC SC)).

Where the registrar has refused an application to cancel a claim of lien on the ground that the applicant did not properly complete the notice to the lien claimant, the court has jurisdiction to hear an appeal because it is not required to determine the validity of the lien (Jaasma v. Registrar of Titles, [1974] 4 W.W.R. 673 (B.C.S.C.) (Chambers)).

Rejected Applications

See the annotation for MacKay v. Ellis, Acting Registrar of Title (1989), 5 R.P.R. (2d) 113 (B.C.S.C.), under s. 309.