Digital filing of land title documents arrives in Manitoba

January 2, 2018
“Manitobans can expect to have shorter wait times for documents to be finalized on their behalf when they buy or sell a property,” said Elgin Farewell, President & CEO of Teranet (which owns The Property Registry and is a service provider for the Province of Manitoba overseen by the Office of the Registrar-General.)“We are proud to be a part of the launch of this innovative method of filing electronic land title documents,” said Farewell.

eRegistration will automate the submission and registration of title-related documents. The system works with all combinations of land title registration forms, and was built to extract data from the land titles secure digital smart forms. The flexibility and accuracy of eRegistration will reduce many of the errors and omissions currently found in paper-based submissions.

Manitobans will experience a more secure and improved service that incudes shorter wait times, and significant improvements to the land titles search and registration process.

The new system will become mandatory on April 3, 2018 for all lawyers, financial institutions and any users who file more than 500 land title documents per year. Users who file more than 100 land titles documents per year will be required to use the new service as of October 1 of next year.

eRegistration has been in development since 2015, and involved consultations with stakeholders and clients to help ensure the system is user friendly, and provides a consistent experience.

For more information about eRegistration, please visit the www.eRegInfo.ca.