Do You Need a Land Survey to Sell a Property?

Podcast Episode 73:
Real Property Reports and Sellers.”

Did you know that a land survey certificate of building locations on a property is no longer valid if there have been improvements like a deck or a garage? In the Canadian province of Alberta, an up-to-date Real Property Report (RPR) is a requirement built into the standard sales contracts used by realtors. As a seller, you either need to get a current RPR or find a way to amend that clause. In this Tale, we have two sellers who had to deal with their RPRs being out-of-date.

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Real Property Reports (Part 3)

Podcast Episode 38:
Do I Need a Real Property Report (RPR)?

Diligence is one of these most important aspects of success as a real estate investor. In this third part of our series on Real Property Reports, we look at three more examples of how a Survey Certificate can save you a lot of time, trouble, and money.

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Real Property Reports (Part 2)

Podcast Episode 37:
Who Needs a Real Property Report? (Part 2)

Continuing from our previous Tale, we have another example of what can happen in a real estate deal without getting a proper survey done first. In Alberta, the seller is supposed to provide a Real Property Report and written confirmation that the property complies with municipal bylaws. No matter where you are, insist on this before you agree to purchase!

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Real Property Reports (Part 1)

Podcast Episode 36:
Who Needs a Real Property Report?

Before buying a piece of real estate, make sure to get an up-to-date survey of the property done by a professional. This report will help you to insure that there are no encroachments and that everything complies with municipal bylaws. This Tale illustrates the kind of problems that can occur if you don’t get a Real Property Report or Survey Certificate.

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