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!

Follow our 3 easy steps for professional advice and best price quotes for your Land Surveying requirements.

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Phone or email

Talk to our Land Surveyors for an obligation free advice.

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Arrange a time

In projects where a desktop review does not reveal all the information needed to provide the best quote, we will arrange a time with you to visit the property.

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Best price quotes

Get your project moving and have an idea on the cost. We would love to work with you!

Follow our 3 easy steps for professional advice and best price quotes for your Land Surveying requirements.

SUBDIVISION


SUBDIVISION


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

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.

CROSS LEASE

A Cross-lease form of tenure is where all owners own the entire land parcel jointly under a fee simple title. Some parts of the land are then leased back to individual owners allowing them exclusive use of buildings (flats) and associated yards and some parts are defined as common property for the use and enjoyment of all the owners. Lease agreements detail various rules relating to the use and maintenance of the land.

We offer the following services to cross lease owners:

  • Update / Correction / Rectification of Cross Lease Titles
  • Conversion of Cross Lease Title to Freehold

Please Contact Us for further advice or to secure a free Title plan for your property!

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 consent to any building alterations or extensions. After which, the Title plan will need to be updated to reflect these alterations or extensions, which becomes the new lease areas/boundaries. This will ensure that the Title is not defective and that there are no impediments on the sale of your property in the future. A Surveyor and a Solicitor will need to be engaged to facilitate this process.

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 with 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 alterations or additions to the building and land will need to be approved by the other Cross Lease owners.

For a downloadable summary of this information, visit our Guide to Converting Cross Lease to Freehold.

UNIT TITLES

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.

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

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