Cancellation of discriminatory covenants on land titles

Section 222 of the Land Title Act makes a registered covenant that, directly or indirectly, restricts the sale, ownership, occupation or use of land on account of the sex, race, creed, colour, nationality, ancestry or place of origin of a person, void and unenforceable. However, some discriminatory covenants remain on land titles. The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia issued Practice Note 01-15, which describes how an owner may bring a void discriminating covenant to the Registrar of Land Titles’ attention and sets out what action the Registrar may take to update land title records. There is no fee.

For more information, see the August 2015 LTSA Practice Note.