Real Property Report
Are you a busy real estate agent or homeowner? We can help you make the most of your valuable time by delivering your Real Property Report to the City of Calgary for the required stamp of compliance.
Real estate transactions almost always require a current Real Property Report (RPR).
An RPR is a legal document an Alberta Land Surveyor (Lovse Surveys) prepares. It’s basically a high-level drawing of the property, the boundaries, and the buildings and structures on it, so buyers know exactly what they’re buying.
The standard seller representation agreement used in Alberta requires sellers to provide a current RPR to the buyer, unless otherwise agreed to by the buyer. In most transactions, a buyer’s lender and lawyer require a current RPR to complete the transaction.
An RPR contains:
- Legal description and municipal address of the property
- Date of land title search and date RPR was done
- Certificate of Title (land title) number and names of registered owner(s)
- Location and description of all buildings and structures (e.g. decks, fences) with dimensions, directions and distances from the property boundaries
- Location and dimensions of any visible encroachments (i.e. buildings or structures that are too close or even beyond the property line)
- Designation of adjacent properties, roads, lanes
- Evidence of municipal compliance (i.e. the RPR has been reviewed by your municipality and adheres to all municipal bylaws and regulations. They usually stamp and date compliance directly on the RPR)
- Illustrations of any easements that affect the property (an easement is an agreement between the property owner and some other party (usually your municipal authority or utility) for them to utilize part of your property as needed)
- Certified Land Surveyor’s duly signed certification and opinion on any concerns
- Copyright of the RPR to the land survey company – Lovse Surveys