Many people think of a land survey as something tedious and unnecessary. The truth is a land survey can help save time and confusion or even prevent legal troubles in the future. A land surveyor will research documents about your land. These documents include titles and also surveys that were previously done. They will not stop there. They will also physically measure the property. Once they have the dimensions, they will check them against previously recorded dimensions in order to locate any discrepancies. A land survey has a lot of value. Here are a few reasons to consider having one done.
Before Purchasing Land
If you are looking to purchase your little piece of paradise, you may want to add a residential land survey to your list of things to get done. Typically, mortgage companies and title insurance companies do not require you to get a survey. It is a good idea though. Through a survey, you can learn about any boundary discrepancies that may affect the overall value of your property. This is important to know before you purchase a piece of land. If there are any disputes about the boundaries of the property, they should be settled before you agree to purchase it. This will keep you from having a legal headache later on.
Before Selling Land
It is a good idea to consider having a land survey done if you are considering selling your property. In areas where road access is questionable, a land survey is even more important. When you’re able to determine the status of roads on your land, that can help a realtor determine how desirable the property is. Most people would love to live on a beachfront property. A land survey can measure shoreline footage and acreage. In some cases, a buyer may require a survey to be done. If you already have a survey, you can save time and increase the chances of selling your property quicker.
Before Building on Your Land
It is a good idea to consider having a land surveyor come out and mark the exact boundaries of your property before building the shed, fence or other structure on your land. When you do this, you can be sure that you will not be building on your neighbor’s land. And, on the other hand, you can be sure you’re not fencing out a piece of land that actually belongs to you. This becomes even more important when you consider building a house or another permanent structure. A survey can tell you exactly where your boundary lines are, not a contractor. Don’t let your contractor or builder determine where to place the new structure.
As you can see, there are many benefits to having a land survey done before purchasing land, before selling land, and before building on your land. If you are interested in having a land survey done on your property contact Rampa Land Surveying P.C. Contact us at Sitename or at (718)925-3680. We have the capacity to complete surveys promptly and competently. You can also follow them on Instagram for more updates.