Leases provide both building owners and tenants security by establishing their rights and responsibilities. The duration of tenancy, rate, and terms of the lease are all covered by a lease agreement. The leased premises have to be measured to establish the area and location of the premises. Any lease agreement exceeding three years is required by law to be registered at the BC land title office.
Leased areas are typically measured in BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) standards, a standard for measuring floor area in office buildings. These plans are included in lease documents for the protection of both the landlord and the tenant. Bennett Land Surveying Ltd has experience conducting surveys and preparing plans up to BOMA standards and filing with the BC land title office.
From the ABCLS on Cadastral Surveys and Leases
Cadastral legal surveys involve the measurement, placement, title descriptions and/or re-establishment of legal boundaries on land, above or below the surface, water and air space. Primarily the land surveyor is involved in subdivision of land or buildings, posting of lot corners and right-of-way or easement surveys.
This scope of work involves both private and Crown lands and includes leases, mineral claims and the determination of any approved physical right of tenure, occupation and title.
A BCLS may also advise on the most efficient method and proper steps to be taken by a client requiring government approvals, whether Provincial or Municipal, that will lead to a legal survey and subsequent creation of a new title. Many BCLS’s are also fully qualified to act as an agent in matters such as approvals, rezonings or other land use applications.
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