Limited Title Surveys
If a certificate of title has the words “Limited as to Parcels” near the top it means the location of some or all of the boundaries is uncertain, because an acceptable survey of the property has never been undertaken. The original survey of the property will have been long ago under the old Deeds system of ownership.
To provide certainty to boundary positions a comprehensive investigation survey of all the evidence, including old documents and old fence lines, is required by a professionally qualified surveyor. This survey will determine, peg and document the positions of the boundaries, as well as establishing a reliable area for the property.
Mostly these surveys are undertaken in conjunction with a subdivision or re-development of the property. However it is worth initiating these surveys early because the final boundaries may differ considerably from those indicated on the limited title.
Part of an old Deeds Plan