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Alberta Land Surveyors (ALS) are professionals – current standards require a university degree followed by an articling period and a series of professional examinations.
Land Surveyors are governed by provincial law with a mandate to protect the public’s interest in matter of real property boundaries.
Additionally, they must be registered with the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association. An extensive practice review program ensures surveyors maintain high professional standards.
An Alberta Land Surveyor is fully responsible for the accuracy of the information in a Real Property Report. Land Surveyors carry professional liability insurance as added protection for the consumer.
The Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association (ALSA) is a self-governing professional association legislated under the Land Surveyors Act. The Association regulates the practice of land surveying for the protection of the public and administration of the profession.
Every City/Municipality has different rules as to how far back they will accept a real property report. Generally, once changes or improvements are made on the property then a new real property report is required.
An improvement refers to any visible structure of a permanent nature, constructed or placed on, in, or over land. Examples of improvements are new or modified fences, decks, driveways, and/or garages.
To find out the current turnaround times, Please call our office . The process could take generally anywhere from 1-2 weeks.
A Real Property Report (RPR) is a legal document that clearly illustrates the location of significant visible improvements relative to property boundaries.