Cadastral and Legal Surveys

Cadastral or legal land surveying is the founding profession upon which Underhill was built.

Underhill has provided professional cadastral surveying services since 1913 in British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. The firm can offer a broad range of consulting expertise in matters such as title searches, land acquisitions, and property title interpretation.

Underhill’s professional team are licensed with:

Examples of Underhill’s cadastral services

  • Subdivision and consolidations
  • Strata (condominium)
  • Property line surveys
  • Building location certificates
  • Air space parcels
  • Rights-of-way
  • Mineral titles
  • Registered lease surveys
  • First Nations land claims
  • Easements
  • Posting plans
  • Covenants
  • Crown Land surveys
  • Foreshore leases (water lots)
  • Accretion and natural boundary adjustment surveys
  • Professional opinions for court

Property extents are legal entities that need to be defined.

Cadastral or legal land surveying requires both land survey expertise and knowledge of how legal principles are applied to property titles. Land has transactional value in land markets, but also the taxes that are to be levied upon it and the value of any commodities contained within in it. Precise boundaries are required for landowners, administrators, barristers. As land and urban areas become more developed and populated, these boundaries continue to extend upwards, meaning that defining cadastre in three dimensions (including air space parcels) becomes ever more important.

Contact Underhill for more information on our cadastral and legal survey services.