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Experts at Ecce terra are fully qualified to perform a diverse variety of mandates in the residential, agricultural and forestry sectors. Our team has the technological tools to complete the various steps related to the construction of a new residence, the sale of a property, agricultural zoning or forest delineation.

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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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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.

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Forest delineation

As you may well know, a property with clear boundaries can keep the worries away. With our cutting-edge equipment we can identify the boundaries of your property and validate if existing elements, such as fences and ditches are in accordance with your title deeds and cadastre.

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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Agricultural zoning

You want to separate your residence from the rest of your property? We can define your vested interests and produce all the land surveying documents required for your real estate transaction.

If you wish to issue a request to the Commission de protection du territoire agricole du Québec (CPTAQ), Ecce Terra can also help you through this process. We elaborate plans helping vested your request. With our measurements we obtain the real dimension of the land which is an essential asset in your request to the CPTAQ.