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Whether it is for land surveying related to construction or a new housing development mandate, our team at Ecce Terra can help you all along the process leading to the completion of your projects.

Construction land surveying

We hold all the certificates of qualification to perform land surveying on construction sites. Ecce Terra is a partner of choice for all of your projects: road layouts, bridges, wind farms, axes relative to the construction of a building, etc.

Cadastral surveying

The cadastre shows a property on a plan and identifies it by a lot number. This plan indicates the dimensions, area, shape and position of this property in relation to other lots in the vicinity.

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Certificates of localization

The certificates of localization is a document that includes a report and a plan, through which the land surveyor expresses his professional opinion on the actual situation and state of an immovable property. It provides a status report in regards to the ownership, cadastre and laws governing this property.

A certificates of localization is usually required for real estate transactions, and may be requested by a creditor, notary, lawyer, real estate broker, licensed appraiser or municipality.

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Technical description

A technical description is used to describe the boundaries of a parcel of land subject to specific rights. This includes but is not limited to, border, administrative boundaries, servitudes, agricultural zoning, prior agreements to a real estate transaction, etc. This description is accompanied by a plan showing all boundaries involved and surrounding immovable property.

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Staking and boundary determination

Staking refers to all survey operations performed by a land surveyor using bench-marks to indicate the boundaries of a property. The surveyor’s opinion is only valid for the mandatory.

Contrary to staking, which is a unilateral operation, boundary determination requires the involvement of immediate neighbours. It is often used in a situation of conflicting land ownership. Boundary determination can be done as an out-of-court settlement when owners agree on a common position of the boundary. If the parties involved cannot reach an agreement, it becomes a judicial matter.

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Layout is the exact location of a future construction on a property. After the issuance of a permit , the land surveyor produces a “layout certificate” which is a written evidence of the execution of the work carried out.

Before delivering a construction permit, most municipalities demand the issuance of a layout project plan. The land surveyor prepares a layout project plan, which defines the future position of the new structure in relation to the property boundaries.

Housing development

A land surveyor is there to assist you in your housing development. He will know how to guide you along every step of your project, from ground surveys, through land registry researches to the deposit of the land registries. He will study with you all the possibilities to maximise your project.

Topographical plan

A topographical plan is a representation including the different field elevations observed of a parcel of land. It is useful in planning a housing project, a new construction, a new building layout. It also reveals the volumes of elements found on a land.