who we are
The Farmers’ Advocacy Office has the primary goal of equipping land owners to deal in their own best interests in the negotiation of surface leases and rights of way associated with the oil and gas industry.
what you’ll find
- information on surface lease and right-of-way compensation
- landowner advice
- links to statutes, case law and mapping tools
- Infographics that explain how the system works:
before you sign a surface lease…
The Farmers’ Advocacy Office is finding that many surface leases do NOT comply with BC Law. Before signing surface lease documents, make sure the lease document complies with the Surface Lease Regulation B.C. Reg. 497/74.