Definition : Net area

Measure of the surface area of a private portion shown on the cadastral plan and reported in the certificate of location. It is established by the land surveyor when the cadastral plan of the immovable is drawn up. This area corresponds to the built up floor area, after deducting the areas occupied by the common portions that surround, pass trough or are located in the private portion, such as :

  • The peripheral walls of the apartment;
  • The support columns of the immovable;
  • Ventilation, plumbing or electrical conduits.

 WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW! The Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (Québec Real Estate Brokerage Self-Regulating Agency) has prepared a newsletter on this subject.

 WARNING! When reselling a private portion, the area recorded in the listing prepared by the real estate broker must be that appearing on the cadastral plan (i.e. the net area) and not that originally mentioned on the architectural plans (i.e. the gross area).