17. The plans of each new subdivision made by the parties interested and deposited in the office of the Minister of Energy and Resources must be accompanied by a certificate from the registrar of the registration division where a subdivision has been already made, establishing whether registrations have already been made against any of the lots comprised in the subdivision. If there be no registrations against such lots, or if a consent in writing to the change be filed on the part of the hypothecary creditors, the Minister shall annul the plans and, as the case may be, the books of reference of the former subdivision, and shall transmit the copy by him certified of the plan of the new subdivision to the registrar, who shall forthwith return to the Minister the plans and, as the case may be, the books of reference which are replaced by the new ones.
Such consent may be given before a notary or by private writing as the hypothec itself may have been given, and with the same formalities. It shall indicate the numbers of the subdivision to which the hypothec shall be limited.
R. S. 1964, c. 320, s. 17; 1979, c. 81, s. 20; 1985, c. 22, s. 47.