These plans are deposited in the local Land Registry Office and are graphical representations of descriptions of land, as well as representations of divisions of land under the Planning Act RSO, 1990 Ch.P.13. A reference plan is necessary for a severance. Each Land Registry Office (LRO) has a unique number, and the number of the reference plan includes the number of the LRO in which it is deposited. Reference plans show the surveyed boundary and dimensions as well as any physical or documentary evidence that could affect the title to the property. This may include the location of fences, hedges, retaining walls, overhead wires, etc. in relation to the boundaries and any easements or rights-of-way that are evident or that are registered on title. Buildings or other improvements on the property are generally not shown unless they were used to position the boundary or they encroach on the property.
Property Line and Boundary Retracement
A boundary retracement is required when the client is unsure and needs the location of property corners/lines re-established for fencing or general knowledge. Property corners and lines will be re-established, resetting disturbed or missing survey monuments. Wooden stakes with flagging will be placed at each corner and along the lines if required. A Plan of Survey can be completed if required.
Surveyor's Real Property Report (SRPR)
An SRPR is prepared specifically to illustrate the location of buildings or structures relative to the boundaries of a unit of land. It also shows the location of any other physical features and registered encumbrances, such as easements, on or immediately adjacent to the property. In a Real Estate transaction, a current SRPR provides the purchaser, the seller and the lending institution with an accurate representation of the property prior to the purchase being completed.
Plan of Survey
This may refer to a reference plan or a plan such as a Surveyors Real Property Report (SRPR), or other survey plans not deposited in the Land Registry Office.
Topographic Plan of Survey
Shows the existing physical features of a project. These plans are used by Engineers, planners and architects to assist with the detailed design of a proposed project. Elevations, contours, and the physical details noted above, on and below ground