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The survey markers present or found on properties are often markers used for staking operations and misinterpreted as boundary markers. To determine which operation was conducted on your property, contact your land surveyor.
What are the different steps of a staking? During a staking, a land surveyor gives his professional opinion on the property lines. In order to complete a realty analysis, the land surveyor will look for all pertinent information available, such as property titles on the Québec Land Register and cadastral plans. A land survey to control for traces of occupancy is also necessary. Following this, survey markers will be placed in order to delineate the limits of the lot.
Following these operations, a staking certificate confirming the installation of survey markers will be provided to you. This certificate is actually a plan. If some of the survey markers were not installed, or if some anomalies were noticed, this plan will be accompanied by a report. It is important to note that if one boundary is uncertain, the land surveyor will not install the uncertain stake. If this is the case, a boundary settlement could be necessary as accurate determination of property lines would involve the neighbouring land owners.
What is a survey marker?A survey marker is a metal rod that is at least 60 centimetres in length and 15 millimetres in width. This metal rod has a sleeve with a minimum width of 3 centimetres or a cap with a minimum diameter of 5 centimetres. These sleeves or caps are usually orange and are engraved with the information of the land surveyor attached to the project.