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  • 9 (1) The chief executive officer may appoint an employee of the Land Title and Survey Authority as the Director of the Land Titles, whose powers and duties, under the direction of the chief executive officer, are
  • (a) to inspect the records of the several land title offices, and to regulate the practice in them, in accordance with this Act and regulations, so as to secure uniformity in matters of detail and procedure,
  • (b) under the style of “acting registrar”, to perform the duties of a registrar under this Act, and
  • (c) to perform those other duties that may be assigned to the director by the chief executive officer.
  • (2) The director may approve the form of an instrument, document or notice that is to be registered, deposited, filed or given under this Act.

1979-219-9; 2003-66-35; 2004-66-71, effective January 20, 2005 (B.C. Reg. 16/2005).


Power to Suspend Privileges

The Director of Land Titles suspended the “behind the counter” privileges of the petitioner at four land title offices where the petitioner carried on business. Section 9(1)(a) of the Act gave the director statutory jurisdiction to do so, particularly because the matter affected several land title offices (Express Registry Services Ltd. v. British Columbia, [1985] B.C.J. No. 1405 (QL) (S.C.)).


See Di Castri, Registration of Title to Land, vol. 1, para. 24.1.