The AOLS is the regulatory agency and cannot advise property owners as to their specific property boundaries. It is necessary to employ an Ontario Land Surveyor to research the issues and prepare the appropriate survey and report. Surveyors provide expert opinions of the locations of your boundaries.
The legal rights and interests in property are sometimes complex and span the expertise of both surveyor and solicitor. In these instances, it will be necessary for the surveyor to work together with the client's solicitor, and as a team, they can best advise the client.
When differing surveys become known, the surveyors can often resolve the matter and issue new plans and reports. Where surveyors disagree on the location of the boundary and cannot resolve the issues, only a Court or a Boundaries Act tribunal can make a final determination about the true location of a boundary.
For more information on the Boundaries Act see the Boundaries Act Client Guide.