When undergoing a real estate project, it is important to clearly mark the land boundaries before building starts. We can help you shed light on the matter and avoid misfortunes.
Mark Visible Land Boundaries
Staking involves a series of tasks which help land surveyors provide their professional opinion on land boundaries. Staking requires the use of visual markers (rods, stakes, etc.) that bear the land surveyor’s name and registration number. Staking may be used to identify the corners of a lot, or even to illustrate the arch of a curve or the ideal alignment of a street.
A staking certificate produced by a land surveyor includes:
- A detailed plan (indicating the position of landmarks)
- The date the work was carried out
- The requester’s name
Staking is a service provided for the sole use and purpose of the client.
If the land surveyor were to discover a problem concerning the property’s boundaries while conducting the analysis—one that may jeopardize the occupancy or cause issues with neighbours—they must not install land markings.
If the land surveyor were to discover a problem concerning the property’s boundaries after the analysis—one that may jeopardize the occupancy or cause issues with neighbours—they must, according to Article 8 of the Regulation respecting standards of practice for staking and layout, communicate with the neighbours involved and investigate the situation. After this investigation, the land surveyor may decide to refrain from installing some or even all of the markers. Regardless of their decision, they must produce a staking certificate that demonstrates where they feel the property’s boundaries should be positionned.
In cases where boundries cause issues with neighbours, boundary determination (a type of land-surveying service) is required by law and involves the neighbouring land owners.
In the province of Quebec, staking operations are regulated by the Regulation respecting standards of practice for staking and layout of the Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec (L.R.Q., c. A-23, r. 11).
At Denicourt Arpenteurs-Géomètres Inc., our team members approach staking operations with the utmost respect of industry norms. Call upon our expertise and shed light on litigious matters or grey areas concerning a terrain’s borders.