Resolving Boundary Disputes in Toronto

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People have been known to become quite passionate about their land. Boundaries are generally respected, but there are times when boundary disputes in Toronto occur. Disputes of this nature can be easily resolved without the need for drastic measures. Keep your cool and get a copy of your property survey.

A property survey may have been provided when the land was purchased, but if not, they’re quite easy to come by. Some of the most reputable firms in the industry contribute to an extensive database of land surveys. Simply input the address of the land in question and download a copy of the most recent survey available. Of course, in the event that one cannot be located, there are other options available and they’re all just a mouse click away.

The solution to any boundary disputes in Toronto, or any other city for that matter, is simple, and it starts with a survey plan. If you don’t have one, getting one is easy and will lead to the resolution of the property dispute quickly. Just remember to stay calm, think about the facts, and consult the survey.
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Land is often the biggest investment that people make in their lives. With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why so many people develop an emotional bond with their property, and even easier to see why neighbours are so passionate about protecting what they feel is theirs. Boundary disputes in Toronto don’t need to be as stressful or costly and they are. The solution is simpler than you might think.

Get a New Land Survey

Your best option is to commission a new survey of your property. This will give you an up-to-date view of your property, its boundaries and any encroachments.   A professional land surveyor establishes the boundaries of a specific piece of property and creates a diagrammatic representation of that property, called a survey plan.  The final signed and sealed plan is considered a legal document that can be used to discuss the factual evidence of a boundary dispute.

Find Survey Plans Online

Top firms in the land survey industry provide access to electronic copies of their survey plans in online databases like Protect Your Boundaries. Simply input the address of the property in question and for a nominal fee the survey can be downloaded. If there is no survey on record, a team of professional researchers can be hired to do an extensive search through other databases and survey libraries that are off limits to the general public and pass on their findings to you.
Boundary disputes in Toronto have become common, costly and stressful events. It’s important to keep calm, and remember that the best way to solve the problem is to start with a land survey. A land survey provides land owners with the facts regarding a shared boundary which is always a good place to begin the discussion.

Protect Your Boundaries Inc. is a licensed member of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors, and is entitled to provide cadastral surveying services to the public of the Province of Ontario in accordance with the provisions of the Surveyors Act R.S.O. 1990, Chapter S29.

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