Land Survey

“Our Land Surveyors have the knowledge, skills and expertise to meet all your Land Surveying requirements. Talk to us today for an obligation free advice!”

A successful development project starts with a precise land survey, avoid delays on your project and the associated cost that goes with it!  SurveyPro is a full service land surveying company based in Auckland.  We specialize in Land Development and have a track record of offering comprehensive and cost effective solutions using the latest surveying technologies and best practice procedures.  Our Surveyors are trusted professionals with years of experience.   They hold the accreditation of Registered Professional Surveyor and/or Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and are members of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.   When you work with us, you can be assured that your projects are in expert hands and will be delivered on time.  Follow our 3 steps below to talk to our Registered Surveyors!

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Subdividing involves dividing land or buildings into separate parts to enable them to be sold or split into separate ownership. If you are thinking about subdividing or developing your land but do not know where to start, talk to our expert Land Surveyors today.  We will provide an obligation free advice on the possibility of Subdivision as well as the processes and requirements involved.  We have worked with hundreds of clients who have successfully developed their property no matter the complexity and/or scale.  We pride ourselves in delivering client requirements right the first time and on time.

We offer the services below individually or as a package where we handle the subdivision process from beginning to end:

  • Pre Development/Subdivision Consultation and Advice
  • Topographical Survey
  • Scheme plan of Subdivision
  • Resource Consent Applications
  • Land Transfer Survey / Legal Survey
  • Asbuilt Survey
  • Section 92 Information Request
  • Application for Section 224c Certification
  • Removal of Limitations Survey
  • Boundary Relocation / Adjustment Survey
  • Asbuilt Survey
  • Section 92 Information Request
  • Application for Section 224c Certification
  • Removal of Limitations Survey
  • Boundary Relocation / Adjustment Survey

Got a Question about subdivisons?

Can I subdivide?

To enable you to subdivide your property you must meet the requirements of the Council’s Distric Plan.

These include various planning controls and development standards such as provision of suitable building platforms, minimum lot sizes, building height in relation to boundary, minimum yard sizes, private open space, vehicle access, parking and maneuvering. These requirements vary according to the zoning of your property.

You must also show that adequate provision can be provided for utility servicing to all the lots created. This includes provision for disposal of waste water, storm water and supply of power, telephone and water.

What is the cost of subdivision?

The cost associated with subdivision will vary from property to property which may include the following:

  • Council fees for 1) Subdivision & Land Use Consent application; 2) Section 223 and 224 Certificates; and 3) Engineering Plan Approval
  • Cost of connecting to or extending/improving the public infrastructure network
  • Development contribution
  • Fees of consultants (Surveyor, Engineer, Solicitor, etc.)
  • Construction costs of engineering works (drainage, utilities, driveway, etc.)
  • Land Information New Zealand fees

Contact our Experts for an obligation free advice and quote.

What is a typical subdivision process?

A typical subdivision process is as follows:

  • Feasibility Assessment
  • Site Topographical Survey
  • Resource Consent Application and Issue of Consent
  • Design and Approval of Engineering Works
  • Site Construction which are typically 1) Access Ways; 2) Drainage; 3) Utilities; and 4) House build (if integrated)
  • Preparation of New Title Plans
  • Council sign-off of Completed Site Works/Subdivision
  • Land Transfer Survey (pegging boundaries)
  • Solicitor applies for new Titles

For a downloadable summary of this information, visit our Guide to Land Development and Subdivision.

For further inquiries, Contact Us.


A Cross Lease Title is where all owners own jointly  the entire parcel of land and has limitations on ownership as set out under a Lease Agreement. In other words, the land is not owned separately but instead is owned jointly  by the Cross Lease neighbours.

These limitations in ownership include the inability to do building alterations, additions or extensions as well as land development without the consent of the co-owner neighbour of the land.

These limitations in ownership makes the property less attractive to potential buyers and has historically reduced the value of the Cross Lease properties.

The conversion of your Cross Lease to Fee Simple Title will bring the advantage of increasing the value of the properties involved, attract a wider base of interested buyers in the future and most importantly allow total ownership of your land.

SurveyPro are experts and have extensive experience in converting Cross Lease Titles to Fee Simple Title.  Talk to our Professionals today for an obligation free advice and quote on the Conversion of your Cross Lease Title to Fee Simple Title.

Defective Cross Lease Titles – Alterations, additions or extensions that are not agreed upon and updated on the Title will make the Cross Lease Title defective.  Also, the co-owner neighbor can require for the building to be put back to how it was previously.

If you require an update / correction / rectification of a defective Title with updated plans, Contact our expert Professionals for advice and quote.  

If you are buying or selling a Cross Lease Property, visit our downloadable summary for more information.

Got a Question about Cross-lease?

How does cross lease ownership affect me as an owner?

As an owner of a cross lease property you will need to comply with the terms of the lease agreement.

One of the standard terms is that the other cross lease owners are required to give approval to any building alterations or extensions. If consent was given by other Owners and alterations/extensions were done, a Surveyor and a Solicitor will need to be engaged to reflect these alterations/extensions in a new Title plan. This will ensure that the Title is not defective and that there are no impediments on the sale of your property in the future.

Subdivision or Land Development cannot be done on a Cross Lease property without the approval / consent of other Cross Lease Owners.

What should I check when buying or selling a cross lease property?

The following is an important information for buying or selling cross lease property:

  • Obtain the Title plan for the property and check whether there are building additions or alterations that are not shown. If this is the case, then the Title is defective and may jeopardize a sale. Contact us and we can assist and provide a Quote for updating the Title.
  • Check that any additions or alterations to the building have Building Consent and formal consent from the other cross lease owners.
  • It is ideal to obtain legal advice on the status of the Title before sale and purchase and be familiar with the terms of the lease agreement such as ongoing maintenance contributions or restrictions on use of land. In addition, there are terms which could be viewed as unconventional or outdated (such as no pets.)
  • Keep in mind that current and future alterations or additions to the building and land will need to be approved by the other Cross Lease owners.

What is the typical process for converting Cross Lease Title to Freehold?

Converting a Cross Lease Title to Freehold requires the consent of all property owners / neighbours.

The process thereafter is as follows which involves a Land Surveyor and a Solicitor:

  • Conduct site survey to support the consent application;
  • Determine location (through CCTV) of private drainage;
  • Prepare scheme plan of subdivision layout;
  • Submit Resource Consent application to Council;
  • Peg boundaries, prepare legal plans and lodge with Land Information NZ; and
  • Solicitor applies for new Titles.

The timeframe to complete the above is around 3 to 4 months. Contact us for an obligation free advice and quote on converting your Cross Lease Title to Freehold.

What is the cost involved in converting Cross Lease Title to Freehold?

The typical nature of cost that is incurred in the process are:

  • Land Surveying and Planning cost;
  • CCTV of drainage;
  • Council fees;
  • Solicitor fees; and
  • Land Information New Zealand fees

Contact our Team for an obligation free advice and quote on converting your Cross Lease Title to Freehold.


Unit Titles and Stratum Subdivision:

A unit title development is an area of land and buildings that has been subdivided into two or more units, such as apartments, and often includes common property shared by the unit owners. Each unit owner in the development will own a principal unit, and may also own one or more accessory units.

SurveyPro Ltd are very experienced with Unit title developments and are experts with the Resource Management Act 1991 and Unit Titles Act 2010.

Our team of experienced Surveyors will help you achieve the outcomes you want for developing a unit title property. Talk to us today to discuss your project.



In the course of a building and construction project, Architects and Builders will need precise measurements and information on the area and features of a piece of land so as to construct a map, plan, boundaries or detailed description information.  We are passionate in delivering the right information on time so you can relax knowing that the construction of your new building will comply with the Council’s rules.

We offer the following services in relation to building and construction requirements:

  • Site levels
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Pre-demolition surveys
  • Building location fixes
  • Finished floor Level Certificates
  • Building Location Certificates
  • Building and Construction set out
  • Boundary Pegging
  • Roading and Car Park Design
  • Earthworks Volume Calculations
  • Height in Relation to Boundary Checks and Certification
  • Monitoring of Settlement and Lateral Displacement Surveys
  • Covenant and Easement Surveys