Types of Surveys
Black, Shoemaker, Robinson and Donaldson Ltd. (BSRD), Ontario Land Surveyors and Urban and Rural Planners, are authorized by the Association of the Ontario Land Surveyors to provide legal boundary surveying services to the public.
A person trained and working under a licensed Ontario Land Surveyor is the only individual who can legally locate your boundaries for your protection.
The Location of a Property Line typically involves the following;
- Registry Office attendance to search property and adjacent properties to obtain the most current property information and check for the existence for any easements and Right of Ways affecting the subject property.
- Search of other surveyor’s offices to obtain all plans relating to the location of boundaries.
- Field crew – attendance on site to determine the boundaries of the property and the location of buildings and significant features along that property line. To follow the Surveys Act, the Surveyors Act, and the Regulations made under them, every monument must be verified by at least one other monument in each direction and so the front of the property is usually used to determine the lines running to the rear, with another monument found at the rear to verify the angle running from the front line.
- Documenting the search and field information to create a record of your survey for our files.
Surveyor’s Real Property Plan
The Surveyor’s Real Property Report will illustrate the location of all visible public and private improvements relative to the property’s boundaries, identify possible conflicts with adjoining owners, and provide assurance and peace of mind about the boundaries locations.
In a Real Estate transaction the Surveyor’s Real Property Report can be relied upon by the purchaser, the seller, the lending institution, the municipality/county, the Realtor and all other parties to the transaction as an accurate representation of the property.
If we are only attending onsite to position the line for installation of a fence, Please remember that the Surveyor’s Real Property Report represents only a small portion of your total property investment and may help you to avoid costly and troublesome problems in the future. The Surveyor’s Real Property Report is an even smaller amount of the total property investment when compared to the work that already needs to be performed to define the line between yourself and a neighbor We strongly suggest the preparation of the Surveyor’s Real Property Report as this stands as a more enduring record of the investment you are making.
A Surveyor’s Real Property Report includes ensuring that irons pins are set at the front property corners. Arrangements can be made to have the rear corners marked as well.
Commercial Surveyors Real Property Plan
The Commercial Surveyors Real Property Report will illustrate the location of all visible public and private improvements relative to the property boundaries, identify possible conflicts with adjoining owners and provide assurance and peace of mind about the boundaries locations.