Members of the Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec (OAGQ) have the legal expertise to produce many official documents. As public officers, they carry out the surveys, research and hearings necessary to regularize the situation in a fair and impartial manner.
The land surveyor can, among other things:
BOUNDARY MARKING (STAKING AND DEMARCATION)
The boundary of a property is necessary if you do not know the position of your property line, if you wish to fence your property, if one of your neighbours seems to be encroaching on your property or if you wish to know the extent of your rights and secure your property.
Depending on the situation, the land surveyor may perform a staking or a boundary marking. Staking allows you to position the boundaries of your property. This is done unilaterally and can therefore be contested in a dispute.
If you need an official document that will be enforceable against third parties, the land surveyor will proceed with the demarcation where he will play an impartial role. He will then carry out a thorough investigation with the owners concerned to receive the testimonies and claims of the various parties. The surveyor’s conclusions must then be accepted and signed by all the neighbours involved. The surveyor will then lay the boundary stones and produce a procès-verbal d’abornement which will be formalised and published in the land register.