The certificate of location is prepared by a land surveyor. It is required by the notary and the bank for the sale or purchase of a property. The document must be less than 10 years old and represent the current state of the immovable. Some notaries ask to receive it 20 days prior to the signing of the deed of sale to avoid potential extra costs (such as title insurance) and some banks do no issue financing without it, so it is important to have it on hand as soon as possible.
A certificate of location will typically cost between $1,200 - $1,700 plus taxes and take about 6-8 weeks for delivery.