Area of Law: Services for Lawyers and Paralegals
Answer # 925
ESC - Public record search servicesRegion: Ontario Answer # 925
Real Estate Searches
Real estate searches reveal information related to a specific address or the current owners of a property, whether private or corporate. Real estate searches may include copies of documents registered on title such as a transfer, outstanding mortgage or other encumbrances.
PPSA (Personal Property Security Act) is a provincial legislation that governs priorities for the purchase and sale of moveable property where the creditor has a security interest in the property. The form of security interest that is granted over an item of property to secure payment by a debtor or performance of some other obligation is commonly referred to as a lien.
PPSA search reports indicate whether the personal property of a corporation, individual, business name or a motor vehicle identification number is encumbered and subject to the security interests of creditors. PPSA registrations enable creditors to register, modify, renew and discharge their interests on the respective personal property outlined above.
ESC Corporate Services provides PPSA Search and Registration services nationwide. These services include search and registration under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), the United States equivalent to PPSA in Canada.
- PPSA Search (Certified or Uncertified)
- CSRA (Corporate Security Registration Act) Copies
- PPSA+ Summary Services
- ESC Tips on How to Do a PPSA Search
Corporate searches are performed by searching the public record for entities that are or have been incorporated in the specified jurisdiction. These searches generally include the following corporate information:
- All incorporated, continued or amalgamated entities.
- Extra-provincial corporations carrying on business in Ontario.
- Both for-profit corporations and non-profit organizations.
- Corporations enacted by special Acts.
ESC Corporate Services ensures real-time fulfillment for all of its federal and provincial corporate searches. All corporate information search results are delivered online in a convenient PDF format.
ESC Corporate Searches:
- Profile Report
- Certificate of Status
- Copies of Articles
- Document List
- Documents Ledger (BC)
- Business Names List
- Point-in-Time Report
- Statement of No Record
- Certificate of No Record
- Certificate of Non-Filing
- Corporate Existence Search
- Inactive Corporate Search of TC/RC Files
- Corporate Data Extract
- Microfiche (Ontario)
Business Name Search
A Business Name Search is executed by searching the public record for an unincorporated business within the specified jurisdiction. These searches generally include the following business information:
- Sole proprietorship’s
- General partnerships
- Limited partnerships
- Ontario limited liability partnerships
- Extra-provincial limited liability partnerships
- Extra-provincial limited liability companies.
ESC ensures real-time fulfillment for all of its Business Name Searches. All business information search results are delivered online in a convenient PDF format.
ESC Business Searches
- Business Name Report
- Copies of Business Name Registration or Filed Documents
- Statement of No Match Found
- Certificate of Non-Registration
- Partnership Business Names List
- Document Replica
- BNLP Document List
ESC Corporate Services offers the convenience of searching business, corporate and trademark names online in real time across the country. In addition to searching, clients may also reserve names for the purpose of the incorporation of a new company or the registration of an existing company in other jurisdictions across the country.
A NUANS® report is a search which provides a comprehensive comparison of proposed corporate, business or trademark names with existing names already in use by other businesses and corporations. NUANS® name reports reserve the proposed name for 90 days providing the time necessary to prepare and file incorporation, extra-provincial registrations, amalgamations or other relevant corporate filings.
ESC Corporate Services offers the following variations of NUANS Reports and Name Search services:
- NUANS® Pre-Search
- NUANS® Real Time (Expedited) Report Service Options
- Name Reservation
- Federal Name Decision
For help with corporate, business and other public record searches, contact our our preferred experts ESC Corporate Services.
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