Who Needs a Land Survey?

Who Needs a Land Survey?

Land surveys are vital tools for property owners, as they clearly indicate property lines, as well as the locations of the features a piece of property offers. In fact, without land surveys, determining where one piece of land ends and another one begins would be all but impossible. Though land disputes may not lead to the same type of serious conflict that they once did, knowing who owns what still remains important. What is a land survey? Who needs a land survey? To find the answers to these questions and more, keep on reading.

Who Needs a Land Survey?

Anyone who needs to locate things, from the property development planning and design phases to the construction and as-built phases, will need a land survey! As a result that includes builders, property buyers, land developers. and more!

What is a land survey?

In the simplest terms, a land survey precisely indicates where the boundaries of a piece of property are located. A land survey also indicates the dimensions, as well as the location of any buildings, features, and other types of site improvements on a parcel of land.

There are a variety of ways that a piece of land can be surveyed, and the methods used are based on the size and the shape of the parcel, as well as the type of legal description of the land.

When is a land survey needed?

There are several situations that would warrant the need for a land survey. In fact, if you own a piece of land – or if you intend to purchase a piece of land – there’s no doubt that you’re going to need one. That said, some of the most common instances in which land surveys are needed and/or are required include the following:

Purchasing a parcel of land

Whether it’s to build a house, to develop for commercial reasons, or just to own, if you are planning on purchasing a piece of land, you are going to want a land survey before the purchase is finalized. The survey will let you know where your property lines lie and will verify the size of the property.

Selling a piece of property

If you are the owner of a piece of land and you are planning on selling it, have a land surveyor check out your property. Having a professional surveyor assess and survey the property before selling it will ensure a higher degree of confidence in the buyers.

Land division

Perhaps you own a large plot of land and you intend on splitting it into two or more lots or parcels. In this situation, a land survey would certainly be worthwhile. The survey will ensure that the subdivision of the land is done so in accordance with all local regulations and zoning laws.

Building or improvements

If you are planning on building a new structure on your piece of property or if you intend on making any improvements to your property, you should have a land survey. In fact, in a lot of locations, county and/or city laws necessitate a land survey before any building or improvements can be made.

Examples might include the construction of a detached garage or a barn, a pool, an extension to your house, etc.

Conflict resolution

If you and your neighbors are in conflict regarding where property lines end and begin, a land survey would come in useful. The information this document provides will clearly and definitively put any conflicts to rest.

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