Boundary Surveys

Land Survey Equipment in front of residential property

Thompson Conn Limited performs legal boundary surveys, including retracement of lost and obscure boundaries, and specializes in disputed boundary surveys.

What is a Boundary Survey?

If you have a need to know exactly where your land begins and ends, you will need a professional surveyor licensed with the Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors to perform a boundary survey. The licensed surveyor uses measurements from existing boundaries and assessed evidence as well as historical survey information obtained from the Land Registration Office and other sources to retrace or establish boundary locations.

When should I have my Boundary Surveyed?

A boundary survey should be done anytime a land owner is purchasing or selling a home, building a home, adding to an existing home or making improvements to a property. A boundary survey is very important when purchasing a home, as you can never be sure that the deed to the land that is being purchased will match exactly what is on the ground. In the case of adding to or building a home, it is advisable to have a boundary survey done before the addition or new construction so that there is no confusion or uncertainty. This will remove any risk of encroachment onto others property which may prove expensive to resolve in the future. It is a good idea to have a survey done before you extend your driveway, build a large garage on the edge of your property or build a fence.