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This Part sets out specific requirements for filing and indexing powers of attorney, the extent and duration of powers under them, their availability, and their revocation.

PRACTICE

“Donor” and “Attorney”

In the “Practice” discussions for this Part of the Manual, the terms “donor”, “adult”, and “attorney” are used since these are the terms used in the Power of Attorney Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 370. “Donor” or “adult” means principal or constituent; “attorney” means donee. “Agent” includes an attorney acting under a power of attorney.

CROSS REFERENCES AND OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION

Read the Power of Attorney Act in conjunction with this Part.

Power of attorney errors are among the most common land title application errors that result in a refusal to register and the issuance of a defect notice. See “Common Errors Leading to Defects” published under “Practice Info”, “Land Title Practice Information” at ltsa.ca.

See generally Di Castri, Registration of Title to Land, vol. 2, paras. 355 to 364.