The following information is directed toward people who have moved into a new home, and into an area of the City that is newly developed.
In the early stages, when new home construction begins in newer subdivisions, the services and the upkeep of the streets are the responsibility of the Developer: The City of London has not yet assumed the land, and this can take several years depending on the speed with which the developer sells the lots, and the builder builds the houses.
During all phases - from planning to construction - City staff monitor the development to ensure that it will comply with the Subdivision Agreement. The City won't take over (assume) any subdivision until it has inspected all work, and the Developer has satisfied all parts of the Subdivision Agreement.
Making Changes to Your Property
Though you may have moved into your home, it is advised that you make few, if any, changes to your yard or driveway prior to assumption, in order to avoid complications and delays in the assumption process. You will be required to remove structures that are built without permits, or constructed such that they interfere with the assumption of the subdivision; this can include altering the grading and drainage pattern. Make sure you read the associated pages thoroughly, or call if you have any further questions.