Land or Cadastral Surveys

Surveyor's Real Property Reports
A Surveyor’s Real Property Report (SRPR) is a legal document that clearly illustrates the location of all visible public and private improvements relative to property boundaries. It takes the form of a plan illustrating the various physical features of the property along with a written report highlighting the Professional Surveyor’s (Clarke Surveyors) opinion of any concerns. The plan and report may be combined in one document. The best disclosure of the extent of title is a current SRPR, which is a land surveyor’s professional opinion of the extent of title at a point in time. In a real estate transaction, the SRPR can be relied upon by the purchaser, the seller, the lending institution, the municipality, the Realtor and all other parties to the transaction as an accurate representation of the property.
Mortgage Surveys
A mortgage survey is generally conducted to determine land boundaries and building locations. A relatively simple survey, it will note buildings, sheds, fences, easements and required building setbacks, and natural landmarks. After a mortgage survey has been conducted, you can rest assured that the structure you are purchasing meets current zoning and building codes and that no one is encroaching on your property. Mortgage surveys may be considered plot plans or other categories of property surveys when it includes additional details not usually included in a mortgage survey.
Property Boundaries
A property boundary is the perimeter surrounding a piece of land or real estate which limits and determines the limits of the area
A term for an urban or suburban area, especially if recently parceled up into smaller plots for new uses
Condominium plans
A Condominium Plan is also a plan of subdivision, which creates new parcels of land called Units. The major difference is that, except in the case of a vacant land condominium, the units are three-dimensional, with the boundaries being the physical surfaces of the buildings themselves.
Cemetery plans
Cemetary plans are usually conducted to determine the number, size, and location of grave plots.
Utility Corridors
A utility corridor is a linear strip of land identified for the present or future location of utility lines within its boundaries.
Land Severances
A land severance is the authorized separation of a piece of land to form a new lot or a new parcel of land. This is commonly known as a consent. It is required, if you want to sell, mortgage, charge or enter into any agreement (at least 21 years) for a portion of your land. If the two parts are split already, by a road or railway for example, consent is not needed.
Description Reference Plans
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 has a unique number, and reference plan numbers include the number of the office in which they are 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. A reference plan must be surveyed by a licensed Ontario Land Surveyor.
Levelling is the practice of using a dumpy level, builder's auto level, leveling instrument, or automatic level is an optical instrument used in surveying and building to transfer, measure, or set horizontal levels.
Precision Subsidence Leveling and monitoring
Subsidence leveling is the practice of measuring a piece of land's depth in relation to a datum, such as the sea level.

The ALTA/ACSM land title survey is principally used for developed commercial property and is examined by buyers and lenders who are concerned that buildings, parking areas, easements, right-of-ways and other improvements are located correctly.

An ALTA/ACSM survey combines a boundary survey and topographic survey into one document: a map showing the relationship between the boundary of the property involved and all of the improvements on the property.

The ALTA (American Land Title Association) and the ACSM (American Congress of Surveying and Mapping) collaborated to develop the minimum standards and optional items for ALTA/ACSM surveys. Clarke Surveyors meets all ALTA/ACSM land survey requirements.

Boma Standards
For almost 100 years, BOMA International has set the standard for measuring buildings. In 1915, BOMA first published the Standard Method of Floor Measurement for Office Buildings, an accepted and approved methodology by the American National Standards Institute. Throughout the years, the standard has been revised to reflect the changing needs of the real estate market and the evolution of office building design. Today, BOMA International is the secretariat of a suite of measurement standards.

Surveys Related to Provincial Statues that Clarke Surveyors can provide such as

The Registry Act
The Land Titles Act
The Boundaries Act
The Expropriation Act
The Pits & Quarries Control Act
The Certification of Titles Act
Line Fences Act

Other Surveys

Aerial Surveying & Mapping
Accident Surveys
Construction Layout Services
Topographic Surveys
Site Plans
Mine Surveys
Vertical & Horizontal Control Surveys
Land Information Systems
CADD Services
Dispute Resolution