Below you’ll find answers to some of the more frequently asked questions.
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Sub-Arctic will need to know how you would like to subdivide the property. We will review zoning by-laws, and will send a surveyor to your property to compile the necessary data. This information is sent to the Municipal and Community Affairs department of the Government of the Northwest Territories. If the property is approved for subdivision, the surveyor can then proceed with the project and register the Plan of Survey with the Land Titles Office in Yellowknife.
The cost to subdivide a parcel of land varies considerably, but Sub-Arctic can usually provide a fairly accurate estimate of a project’s cost. Some factors that influence the cost of a survey are:
From start to finish, a project may take from 3-6 months to complete provided that subdivision approval is readily forthcoming and there are no complications. The length of time is dependent on a number of factors.
A Real Property Report is a document which illustrates the location of a building in relation to the property boundaries. It will state the present owner(s) of the property and the number of the Certificate of Title.
The document will also indicate any eaves, decks, steps, fuel tanks, easements, retaining walls and fences that are relevant to the property. The document will also indicate whether or not the building encroaches onto other properties and whether other buildings encroach onto the property. Real Property Reports were previously called Mortgage Certificates or Surveyor’s Certificates.
Real Property Reports are required by finance companies to insure that a building has been constructed on the property and that there are no factors that would affect their interests in the property. Real Property Reports are also required by municipalities to confirm that the building constructed on the property conforms to the setback requirements of the zoning by-laws.
Costs will depend on the location of your building in the community, the survey evidence in the area, the time of year and the nature of the building. The cost of an RPR is based on the amount of time that the field crew spends on the project. The more time spent searching for survey evidence the higher the cost. As well, the more features (eg. deck, fence, sheds, etc.) that have to be accounted for, the more time is spent on the project and thus a higher cost.