Land and Regulatory

Land and Regulatory Services

Roy Northern specializes in all aspects of Surface Rights Acquisitions throughout the Western provinces and Canada’s north. Successful land services and administration requires a broad understanding of industries and stakeholders, as well as an integrated strategy. The combination of land services offered by Roy Northern ensures the unique needs of every client can be readily met. As an extension of our clients’ business, we take pride in representing them and share an invested interest in their overall success.

Acquisition of Surface Rights

  • Surface Lease and Pipeline Easement Acquisitions and Damage Settlements
  • Surface Rights Acquisition on Crown, Freehold and Federal CER,IOGC/INAC) Land
  • Surface Rights Board Applications, Hearing and Consultations (BC)
  • Alberta Land Rights Tribunal
  • Wellsite, Access Road and Pipeline Route Selection
  • Rental Reviews
  • Corporate Area Annual ERP Updates
  • Woodlot Negotiations
  • Notice of Work (MEM)

Emergency Response Planning

  • Personal Consultation
  • Field Ground Truthing
  • ERP Data Collection

Municipal and Utilities Acquisitions

  • Powerline Rights-of-Way
  • Gas/Water Co-op Easements
  • Renewable Energy – Wind / Solar Power
  • Landfill Sites/Mining and Aggregate Applications
  • Government Infrastructure – Road Widening, Bridge Repairs

Public Consultation/Regulatory Compliance

  • Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) 
  • Alberta Energy Regulator (AER D56, D60)
  • BC Oil & Gas Commission (OGC)
  • Canada Energy Regulator (CER)
  • Indian Oil and Gas Canada (IOGC)
  • Ministry of Forests, BC (MOF)
  • Ministry of Land, Water, and Resource Stewardship, BC (MLRRS)

Third Party Agreements

  • Application for Road Use, Facility Crossing, Workspace and Proximity Agreements
  • Administration of Agreements
  • Web based SharePoint hosting Third Party linelist, Client Accessible

Administrative Services/Document Preparation

  • Project Notification Packages (CER Section 322, Section 201; AER D56, D71; OGC)
  • Stakeholder linelists and associated mapping
  • Surface Lease and Right-of-Way Agreements
  • Release of Damages/Work Permits
  • Title Searches/Filing of Caveat
  • BC Title Registrations/Withdrawals/Assignments

BC LTSA Registration

Your Land Title and Survey Authority Liaison

Roy Northern acts as a Liaison between our clients and BC Land Titles. We can confidently register, withdraw, and assign various documents. We assist with the creation and execution of acquisition documents for interests in land.  

Our extensive knowledge of BC LTSA requirements, as well as the full support of our team for all aspects of client needs, makes the LTSA experience an easy one.

With the complicated change in the Crown registration process at the British Columbia Energy Regulator (BCER), we can simplify this step for you with our established signature connection. We can take care of this task for you. Contact us today for more details.

The below named examples are common documents and services that Roy Northern can assist you with:

  • Form C – Charge for Freehold and Crown Statutory Right of Way
  • Form C – Charge for Freehold Lease
  • Form C – Release (for partial release of blanket registrations or full release of charges)
  • Form C – Transfer of Assets
  • Form 17 – Name Change
  • Property Transfer Tax
  • Landowner Transparency Report creation & submission
  • Submit Agricultural Land Commission required SRW Notification
  • Acquire ALC/ALR Legal Notation on title acknowledgement of leases from BCER
  • Joint Submissions with Survey (e.g. ALC/ALR legal notations on title)
  • Obtain Tile searches including Registered Plans or Documents, BC Assessments, and Corporate Searches 
Reach out to our professional team and we will make sure your needs are met!