Definition : Land surveyor

A professional and public officer, member of the Quebec Order of Land Surveyors, the practice of which is to survey, measure for the purpose of boundary determination lots and buildings and to proceed to the preparation of plans and certificates of location.

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Prepared by a land surveyor, the certificate of location should be in the title file of the immovable.  In most cases it is required for a real-estate transaction. Regardless of whether the seller has a certificate of location in his possession, the obligation to supply one remains. If the vendor does not have  a certificate, the seller must have one prepared. Furthermore, obtaining  title insurance does not relieve the seller of his obligation to provide an up-to-date certificate of location.    
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