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This is a collection of answers to questions about property boundaries, land surveys, and property owner rights submitted by people like you.

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Should I review the property survey plan before buying a house?

My neighbor is adding an addition and building right on our property line. He is digging up 3 to 6 inches of my property for his foundation excavation. What are my rights?

Semi-detached homes in Toronto. Can your neighbour build a 2-story back extension on the property line? Any boundary restrictions? The area in question is Woodbine/ Danforth -- above the Danforth, on a side street near Woodbine. ...

Is it legal for my neighbour to build an entrance way leading into our mutual drive-way? The property next to ours was recently sold to a developer who has begun major renovations on the property, these include a 15 foot addition to the rear...

October 2018


Are neighbours allowed to have their cement walkway up to the property line? Every year, approximately the month of September, my neighbor tears apart their cement walkway only to build a new cement walkway that looks more "fashionable"....

Do I have to tear down my carport? We live in the country and have an acre of land. Recently, we had a carport built. The contractor who built it took it out further than we had discussed...

October 2018


I am rebuilding my fence...

I have an old survey that I want to update, but I can't locate the original surveyor. Can it be updated by another surveyor?

Does a survey plan expire after a period of time?

How far from my property boundaries am I required to site a backyard shed or a pool?