Are you considering having a land survey done on your property? There are many survey related misconceptions that can steer you the wrong way.
to learn the truth about surveying myths.
If you are considering purchasing a home, installing a fence, pool, home addition or back yard shed you need to know the limits of your property.
A well marked property survey prevents boundary problems from occurring and gives you peace of mind about your biggest investment…your home. Or you may have been asked by your mortgage lender or title insurer for a FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate.
Before hiring a land surveyor to perform your residential land survey, here are some important points to remember:
- Is the surveyor registered and in good standing with the State Board of Registered Land Surveyors? Did you know that it is illegal to perform a land survey "on the side". A survey must be performed under the direct supervision of a licensed land survey professional. Just finding the pins is not a land survey.
- Does the surveyor have professional liability and general liability insurance to cover you in case of error? Can they provide proof?
- Is the surveyor able to give you the quality service you deserve?
- Will they perform the survey when promised?
- Will there be any hidden costs?
- Do they have the staff qualified to perform an accurate survey?
- Are they willing to stand behind you and their work?
This survey is generally acceptable for residential transactions and city permits. The purpose of a boundary survey is to establish or re-establish title lines, and to define and identify those lines so as to uniquely locate each lot, parcel or other specific land area in relation to well recognized and established points of reference (physical objects), adjoining properties, and rights of way. A boundary survey is a land survey that studies, investigates and evaluates major factors affecting and influencing the location of boundary lines.
Condominium plats are a three dimensional plat of survey defining individual units within a building or multi-building complex, suitable for recording with the county recorder.