A Certificate of Title is called a "Deed of Sale" in Quebec.
It is an authentic deed that proves the ownership of a real property. A deed of sale is drafted and signed by a public officer, generally a notary, which validates the transfer of ownership from seller to buyer, and makes mention of the building's legal status.
A deed of sale also includes the following information:
- Full names of the buyer and seller and their addresses
- Other numbers or details identifying the buyer and seller
- The identification number and address of the property
- The identification number of the the property
- The details of the property's construction
- The certification that the property is free from any encumbrance and without any lien
- The total amount paid for the purchase
- The advance amount paid, and the details of the mortgage (when each payment is to be made, and the details of the bank transactions)
- The notarization date