Commercial and Residential Condominium Surveys
Challenger Geomatics conducts surveys for dozens of condo developments every year, working on a variety of commercial and residential projects.
Our team of legal surveyors supports the project from start to finish. From initial design and planning stages to construction to registering the final condominium plan at the land titles office.
Even on smaller projects, condo developments take several years from initial concept to when tenants are ready to move in. From those initial stages, we work with both large and small developers to provide not only survey support but also advising our clients around this complex regulatory environment surrounding condominiums and strata. We help you navigate these challenges, heading off problems before they become expensive construction delays or unhappy tenants.
As a property developer, you are often required to plan years ahead. Since many projects rely on pre-sales to fund construction, on-time delivery is essential. An experienced condo surveyor not only ensures that all local planning boxes are checked (… and are done in the right order), but they can also offer strategic insights into the development process, and what your project needs to ultimately be successful. This helps minimize risk and contributes to that on-time delivery.
Before your proposed condo is even reviewed by the local planning department, your projects undergo detailed planning and the careful preparation of supporting documents. This means close cooperation with stakeholders including owners, the municipality, lawyers, engineers, and architects. Having a professional surveyor on your team ensures those stakeholders have all the necessary information to be on the same page.
Types of Condominium Surveys
In legal terms, it’s important to remember that the term “condominium” is not referring to the building itself but a way of subdividing the space and dividing ownership. Therefore, constructing a condo has unique challenges compared to another type of ownership model. To protect the various stakeholders, there are strict municipal requirements as well as provincial regulations that have to be adhered to.
Condominium surveys are not limited to your typical high-rise residential condominium development that one typically thinks about. It can just as easily be applied to:
- bare land condos (similar to conventional subdivisions)
- commercial or industrial buildings
- conversions (of existing buildings such as apartments formerly for rent)
- townhomes or other types of multi-unit dwellings (duplex, triplex, fourplex, etc.)
Prior to occupancy, final legal condominium plans are submitted for registration at the Land Titles Office.