A Surveyor General Diagram is the fundamental registerable document prepared by the land surveyor. This document consists of very essential property and land information.
This information includes the unique designation of the property; an illustration showing the property; the boundary description listing the corner beacons and the details of any curvilinear boundary; descriptions of the corner beacons; a table listing the numerical data of the boundaries and the size of the property.
The most common type of diagram is an SG Diagram which is cutting off a portion of a parent property. Other diagrams are:
1. Servitude Diagrams
This type of diagram is registered servitudes over an existing property.
2. Consolidation Diagrams
When it is required to consolidate several individual properties into one, taking out certificates of consolidated title.
3. Lease Diagrams
Lease Diagrams are for registering long leases over portions of properties.
4. Mining title diagrams
Mining Title Diagrams are for registering the right to extract minerals from the land. Except for mining title diagrams, which are registered with the Department of Minerals and Energy, these diagrams are registered together with their deeds in a deed’s registry.
5. Mineral Diagrams
Mineral Diagrams are used to register mineral rights separately from land rights.