Typical iron post set at the corners of the property

Typical iron post set at the corners of the property

360 Land Surveying Ltd is often asked to provide advice in locating property lines on the ground. This is done by finding old and/or setting  new boundary markers.

In most cases, there two types of posts that are placed: iron posts (see photo to the left) and lead plugs.



Every time a legal boundary marker is set or restored, BCLS must file a Posting Plan in Land Title Office (LTO). To the left you can see what information is shown on typical Posting Plan.  This document represents a survey and is a public record of survey. 

Common land owner's comment that we hear is this record doesn't show any improvements, such as fences, retaining walls, sheds and other structures. Often Posting Plan survey are completed in order to mark the property line AND find out if something is encroaching. 


This is type of survey is often prepared for mortgage purposes. Lending institutions would like to be sure that property that they are mortgaging is not encroaching on neighbours. 

This type of survey could answer the questions Posting Plan could not.

  • Is my neighbour's shed encroaching on my property?
  • Is this tree on my property?

Posting Plan survey shows posts set on the ground. Posts on the ground show where the property lines is. However, often after this is complete land owner is still unclear which side the shed is on.