Transfer of Title

Transfer of title for BC residents

Simplify real property and manufactured home transfers

Title transfers made easy

Sage Hill Law can assist with transferring the title of real property or manufactured homes in BC. This includes transfers to the surviving joint tenant after a spouse or common law partner passes, transfers to executor(s) or administrator(s) following grant of probate or administration as well as adding or removing people from the title when needed or required.


Transfer of Title



For a simple transfer (i.e. 1 transferee), plus disbursements. Additional transferees or complications may entail an additional charge.


A gift of real estate involves the voluntary transfer of property from one party to another without any exchange of money or consideration. It is often used to transfer property between family members, for charitable purposes, or in other non-commercial situations.

Transferring real estate as a gift in British Columbia involves several steps, including drafting a deed of gift, having it properly executed, and registering the transfer with the Land Title and Survey Authority. Legal advice is recommended to ensure the process is carried out correctly.

Yes, real estate can be transferred to an executor (the person responsible for managing the deceased’s estate) or a beneficiary (someone who inherits the property) as part of the estate distribution process.

Transferring real estate to an executor or beneficiary in British Columbia typically involves the following steps:

  • Probating the will (if necessary)
  • Obtaining a grant of probate (if required by the court)
  • Preparing a Transfer Form for real estate
  • Registering the transfer with the Land Title and Survey Authority
  • Ensuring all outstanding debts, taxes, and other obligations are settled

There can be tax implications for transferring real estate, depending on the specific circumstances. It’s essential to consult with a tax professional or legal advisor to understand and address any tax obligations associated with the transfer.

In British Columbia, transferring real estate at a reduced value for tax purposes can result in tax consequences, such as property transfer tax and capital gains tax. It’s crucial to consult with a tax professional to understand the implications of such transactions.

The legal documentation required for real estate transfers in British Columbia varies based on the type of transfer. For gifts, a deed of gift is typically required. Transfers to executors or beneficiaries may involve a transfer form, probate documents, and other legal paperwork.

While it’s possible to complete some real estate transfers without legal assistance, it is highly recommended to consult with a real estate lawyer or notary public. Legal professionals can ensure that the process is carried out correctly, help address tax implications, and protect the interests of all parties involved.

The time required to complete real estate transfers can vary based on the complexity of the transaction and any legal or tax-related considerations. It’s advisable to initiate the process as early as possible to allow for necessary reviews and filings.

Improperly executed real estate transfers can result in legal complications and financial consequences. It’s essential to consult with legal professionals to ensure the process is carried out correctly and in compliance with all legal and tax requirements.

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