When buying or selling a home in the Quinte area, it is essential to understand the intricacies and exact location of property boundaries.

A property boundary is an invisible line that indicates the end of one property and the beginning of another. These lines are determined by historical surveys, older plans of reference, survey indicators such as stakes or flags, and the legal descriptions of the subject piece of land and adjoining parcels. Only a licensed land surveyor can provide the exact property boundaries for your piece of land or a parcel you are interested in. Fences, tree lines, hedges, and other property features should not be assumed to be the property line.

In a perfect world, every property would have easily identifiable property boundaries that are clearly marked and have up-to-date surveys. But we don’t live in a perfect world, and many properties are sold without a precise indication of where land ownership begins and ends.

This can cause issues with buyers not feeling satisfied with the property they purchased, future arguments over fence placement, and poorly understood rights of way and easements over the properties.

As a REALTOR®, we provide our clients with tools, resources, and links to help them understand the property boundaries of homes and lots they are interested in and always recommend speaking with a professional land surveyor to get more specific information.

If you are buying or selling a home in the Quinte area, there are various tools available to the public to explain property ownership. Geographic Information System Mapping (GIS mapping) provided by the municipality is a great place to start. These maps are not precise and do not have the same validity as a formal survey provided by a registered land surveyor, but do an excellent job at indicating the approximate boundaries for properties so that you have an understanding of what is included with the property.

If you are buying or selling a home in the Quinte area, there are various tools available to the public to explain property ownership. Geographic Information System Mapping (GIS mapping) provided by the municipality is a great place to start. These maps are not precise and do not have the same validity as a formal survey provided by a registered land surveyor, but do an excellent job of indicating the approximate boundaries for properties in the area so that a buyer or seller has an understanding of what is included with the property they are purchasing.

Your local Quinte real estate agent may also provide a copy of a document from GeoWarehouse, which has approximate property boundaries and measurements outlined. MLS® advertisements typically reference GeoWarehouse or a survey when providing property information but should not be taken as fact, it is always best to review any available surveys, plans of subdivision, or reference plans available for the property in question. If those are unavailable, review the secondary resources such as GIS and contact a real estate lawyer to see if they have access to any surveys or the property boundary description listed on the title of the property.

In cookie-cutter subdivisions with smaller lots, it is much easier to visualize where properties end and begin. However, in rural settings, especially when dealing with large acreages, irregular property shapes, and agricultural land, it can be much more difficult to be sure where the exact end and beginning of a property is. Now, remember, it is always the best practice to refer to any available registered survey material or consult with a registered land surveyor for more reliable and exact information.

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232 FRONT ST, belleville, Ontario

232 Front St

Belleville, Ontario

7500 sqft
Ekort Realty Ltd.
For sale $599,000
33 TALBOT ST, prince edward county, Ontario

33 Talbot St

Prince Edward County, Ontario

3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
RE/MAX Quinte Ltd.
For sale $849,999
4 EDGE WATER DR, brighton, Ontario

4 Edge Water Dr

Brighton, Ontario

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom
Royal LePage Terrequity Realty
For sale $199,000
243 N FRONT ST, belleville, Ontario

243 N Front St

Belleville, Ontario

1200 sqft
Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
For rent $2,450 Monthly
18 SHONIKER AVE, quinte west, Ontario

18 Shoniker Ave

Quinte West, Ontario

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Homelife New World Realty Inc.
For sale $99,999
13 KING DR, quinte west, Ontario

13 King Dr

Quinte West, Ontario

348 sqft
Land/max Realty Inc.
For sale $770,000
38 HARMONY RD, belleville, Ontario

38 Harmony Rd

Belleville, Ontario

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Royal LePage Proalliance Realty
For rent $2,690 Monthly
11 ALDER CRT, belleville, Ontario

11 Alder Crt

Belleville, Ontario

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Homelife/future Realty Inc.
For sale $599,900
5196 OLD HIGHWAY 2, belleville, Ontario

5196 Old Highway 2

Belleville, Ontario

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Royal LePage Proalliance Realty
For sale $1,998,000
3605 COUNTY ROAD 7, prince edward county, Ontario

3605 County Road 7

Prince Edward County, Ontario

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited
For sale $499,900
1051 COUNTY ROAD 13 RD, prince edward county, Ontario

1051 County Road 13 Rd

Prince Edward County, Ontario

Keller Williams Energy Real Estate
For sale $899,000
329 COUNTY ROAD 7, prince edward county, Ontario

329 County Road 7

Prince Edward County, Ontario

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
Royal LePage Proalliance Realty
For sale $715,000
39 TESSA BLVD N, belleville, Ontario

39 Tessa Blvd N

Belleville, Ontario

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
Royal Heritage Realty Ltd.
For sale $639,000
65 ROYAL GALA DR, brighton, Ontario

65 Royal Gala Dr

Brighton, Ontario

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
Our Neighbourhood Realty Inc.
For sale $788,500
312 RIVERSIDE PKWY, quinte west, Ontario

312 Riverside Pkwy

Quinte West, Ontario

3886 sqft
Ekort Realty Ltd.
For sale $299,900
#1 -395 FRONT ST, belleville, Ontario

#1 -395 Front St

Belleville, Ontario

1 Bathroom
Exit Realty Group
For sale $1,079,900
1991 CASEY RD, belleville, Ontario

1991 Casey Rd

Belleville, Ontario

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Royal LePage Proalliance Realty
For sale $624,713
635 GUNTER SETTLEMENT RD, quinte west, Ontario

635 Gunter Settlement Rd

Quinte West, Ontario

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Royal LePage Proalliance Realty
For sale $565,900
10 CRISPIN ST, brighton, Ontario

10 Crispin St

Brighton, Ontario

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
Coldwell Banker 2m Realty
For sale $259,900
00 LOYALIST PKWY, prince edward county, Ontario

00 Loyalist Pkwy

Prince Edward County, Ontario

Keller Williams Energy Real Estate
For rent $2,500 Monthly
85 MARCKLAND E AVE, prince edward county, Ontario

85 Marckland E Ave

Prince Edward County, Ontario

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
Homelife/miracle Realty Ltd
For sale $1,394,000
1169 WILSON RD, prince edward county, Ontario

1169 Wilson Rd

Prince Edward County, Ontario

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
RE/MAX Quinte Ltd.
For sale $825,000
185 WILLIAM ST, belleville, Ontario

185 William St

Belleville, Ontario

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Century 21 Lanthorn & Associates Real Estate Ltd.
For rent $3,250 Monthly
28 NORTH TRENT ST, quinte west, Ontario

28 North Trent St

Quinte West, Ontario

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom
RE/MAX Impact Realty