Statutory Rights of Way
Statutory rights of way are rights that a municipal or industrial user has over certain lands. For example, municipalities often have statutory rights of way over lands for water or sewer uses, and BC Hydro has thousands of kilometres of rights of way over lands for their hydro lines. Other examples include the thousands of kilometres of railway, highway, oil and gas pipeline statutory rights of way across BC.
Unlike an easement, which exists between property owners, a statutory right of way has no designated dominant tenement. Therefore, the covenant exists between the landowner and the municipality or the utility provider. Statutory rights of way are very common, with most urban properties being subject to rights of way or easement agreements.
Bennett Land Surveying Ltd is regularly entrusted with the survey of rights of way for both municipal and industrial clients. Through diligent research, excellent client relations and the use of our state-of-the-art field equipment and computer software, we are able to deliver quality products on time and within budget.
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