Many people wish to know where their boundary lines are, or know more about a piece of land before they make a purchase.
The list below gives you some reasons why and when you would benefit from a Land Survey. When buying land it’s in your best interest to know where the property lines are on the ground because:
- when selling your land, a survey can be a useful tool for marketing the property.
- you may not be certain of the location of your property corners.
- Land Surveying can determine drainage, setbacks and help with planning future improvements.
- a lending institution often requires a survey for a mortgage loan.
- it is advisable before building a fence, shed, or anything close to an unknown property line.
- it is advisable before cutting timber near a property line.
- it is required when applying for a “Torrens Title” to “register” you and your land title.
- it is needed to establish a boundary line or corner if it is unknown or is in dispute.
An Attorney, Bank or title insurance agent will often require that a Land Surveyor clear up an ambiguous land description, or verify the location of structures on the property so that the lending institution can agree to finalize a loan.