Monday, June 14, 2010

100 Years and Counting

“It’s a big happy birthday,” proclaims Don George, ALS, President of the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association. “Our association will be 100 years old on March 19, 2010, the hundredth anniversary of Royal Assent of the Alberta Land Surveyors Act.”

“From history books and our association historical records we can tell that it was a proud moment for the Alberta Land Surveyors of the day,” adds George. “None of them however could have imagined the tremendous transformation of our province over the ensuing time. The job of the land surveyor remains essentially the same—we measure and determine land boundaries—but the way we do it is dramatically different.” (read more...)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Purchaser Faces Additional $10,000 Bill

“I would never buy another property without seeing a Real Property Report (RPR),” says Jim Smith of North-Central Alberta. “The property I bought is causing me a lot of problems.”

The new property purchaser is now facing surveying and legal fees that may exceed $10,000, something that would not have occurred had he seen the RPR that had been prepared for the property. After buying the property, Smith learned that his garage extended five metres onto a road allowance and the house did not meet the set-back requirements as prescribed in the municipal land-use bylaws. (read more...)