Severances

Do you plan to sever your property into two or more parcels? In Ontario, you cannot sever a property, sell one parcel and continue to own the abutting parcel unless you first comply with the Planning Act (PA). Our lawyers are able to help you understand the law in this area and the specific requirements of the PA.

We are able to guide you through the severance from start to finish. We can help you to determine if a severance approval is likely, and when, where and how to apply for your severance. Our real estate team can complete the severance application process, ensuring that all conditions set out in the severance consent approval are met. Every municipality has differing procedures and requirements, including some that overlap with various levels of government.

If necessary, we can refer you to a reputable surveyors to ensure that your severance application is handled in a practical, timely and cost effective way.

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