Property Surveys

Other Property Surveys

We have a team of experienced surveyors enabling us to assist a wide range of clients across a broad range of property survey services. Determining the position of property boundaries is one of the core responsibilities of the Licensed Surveyor. We regularly undertake such boundary identification surveys for landowners, builders, engineers, architects, state and local government bodies, and others.

Property Surveys Adelaide

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Whichever surveying service you need, you can talk to the experienced staff at Sawley Lock O’Callaghan for advice. Our qualified team takes pride in our ability to deliver suitable outcomes across a wide range of property survey and plan services. To view our other services please click here

The determination of property boundaries is a core skill of the Licensed Surveyor. Our Licensed Surveyors are capable and experienced in the undertaking of Boundary Identification Surveys. Known colloquially as “Idents’ within the surveying profession, a Boundary Identification Survey involves the surveyor taking measurements to existing registered survey marks and other boundary evidence, and calculating the position of the boundaries of a land parcel. The boundaries are then usually marked with pegs or offset nails or pins, and a plan is prepared showing the relationship between the survey marks and fences and the boundaries. The plan will be certified by one of our Licensed Surveyors. A Boundary Identification Survey is often necessary when building is about to commence on a property, or if new fences or major structures are to be built on or adjacent to a boundary line. Engaging Sawley Lock O’Callaghan to undertake your Boundary Identification Survey will reduce the risk of future disputes about the position of your boundary and any structures that you build near the boundary.

An easement can be registered on a Certificate of Title to provide certain rights to adjoining owners of land or to other third parties over the land in the easement. An easement may provide for rights such as the supply of water, or for the drainage of stormwater or sewerage, or for providing electricity supply by underground or overhead cable. A free and unrestricted right of way may be provided to an adjoining owner allowing them to have access to their land. A survey of the land is often required to determine the precise position of the easement in relation to the property boundaries. If an easement is to be created, our drafters prepare a Plan For Easement, delineating the position of the easement on the land and an annotation is shown on the plan indicating the purpose of the easement. We lodge the Plan For Easement at the Lands Titles Office, and a Conveyancer or Solicitor prepares and lodges documentation to facilitate the registration of the easement on the relevant Certificates of Title.

Plans lodged under the Roads (Opening and Closing) Act allow for pieces of land to be opened as Public Road or closed. Our firm has been involved in these types of projects for many years, working both for Local Government and for the private sector. We are involved from start to finish on Roads (Opening and Closing) projects – from the preparation of the Preliminary Plan, and through the public notification stage to the lodging of the final plan and Road Process Orders at the Lands Titles Office. We have many years of experience on these projects – and we continue to be happy to assist to Local Government and the private sector with such projects.

The Real Property Act allows for certificates of Title to be corrected where the title dimensions differ from the actual boundaries of the land. The corrections can generally only occur when the changes to the title dimensions are relatively minor. Sawley Lock O’Callaghan has helped clients with these title correction surveys over many years.

Occasionally when we survey a property we find that there is a discrepancy between the surveyed boundaries of the land and the boundary dimensions as shown on the Certificate of Title or on earlier survey records obtained from the Lands Titles Office. In such circumstances, we may discuss with our client the various options that exist for maximising the certainty of the boundary locations and for minimising the risk of future boundary disputes. These options may include the lodging of a plan, certified by a Licensed Surveyor, at the Lands Titles Office, so that the definition of the property boundaries is on the public record and available to other surveyors and the general public. We are proud of our ability to consult with our clients and to provide advice as we strive to achieve the best solution for them. We regard consultancy as a very important part of our business.

We can undertake surveys and prepare the necessary plans as part of applications being made under the Real Property Act. An application under Part 4 of the Real Property Act can be used to bring land that had been alienated from the Crown under the provisions of the Real Property Act.

An application under Part 7A of the Real Property Act can be used to delineate land that has been adversely possessed.

It may sometimes be necessary to amalgamate land parcels. If a new building is to be built across the boundary between two allotments, the Council may ask that the titles be amalgamated in order to satisfy the requirements of the Building Code of Australia, so that the building is to be built over only one allotment.

We prepare plans for lease purposes as part of the process of registering a lease on a Certificate of Title. The lease plan will depict the various tenancies and common areas and is lodged at the Lands Titles Office. Another professional will prepare and lodge documentation to complete the lease registration process.

We can undertake measurements of tenancies to as part of the process of accurately determining the lettable areas under the Property Council Guidelines. We can provide lettable area calculations in office buildings, shopping centres, warehouses and industrial buildings. We are able to calculate Gross Lettable Area Retail (GLAR), Gross Lettable Area (GLA) and Nett Lettable Area (NLA) or any other type of area specified by a client.

A Professional Surveying Consultancy You Can Trust

Based in Adelaide (South Australia) our firm provides surveying and associated services throughout the State.  It is our aim to provide our clients with a very high standard of professional services.

  • Over 60 years of experience – expert advice and knowledge you can count on.

  • Upfront and competitive pricing.

  • Communication – we talk your language and simplify the process.

  • Fast and accurate results – our experience, in-house team and leading technology make sure you get results with professionalism, precision, and reliability.

  • We deliver solutions that are tailored to your needs.

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Nikki Mendes
Nikki Mendes
19/11/2021
I sent off for about 10 quotes for our particular job and not only did Sawley Lock come in at the best price but their service was fantastic. All enquiries were responded to efficiently, both via Email and over the phone, the service was carried out in a timely and professional manner and I was kept up to date throughout the process and everyone I communicated with was friendly and thorough. Highly recommended!
James R
James R
25/05/2021
Super attentative and friendly service

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