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Five Great Reasons To Purchase A Survey

Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 1:00PM

Five Great Reasons To Purchase A Survey



1. Undisclosed Rights and Easements

You may own your new home and its surrounding land, but someone else might have a right to use a portion of your property. A survey will show physical evidence of the rights of others to use your property for access, parking, utilities, and other situations.


2. Undiscovered Encroachments

A survey may be the only way to tell if a third party holds a claim to part of your property because their improvements such as a garage, fence, or swimming pool, are on your land.


3. House Built on Incorrect Lot

It may seem impossible, but sometimes a house is built on the wrong lot. A survey provides peace of mind by showing the exact location of the house you are buying.


4. Size of the Property

A survey shows the exact dimensions of the property’s boundary lines and how much land is included within those lines.


5. Adding on in the Future

Many residential platted lots have building restrictions known as setbacks which prohibit building anything within a certain distance from the boundary lines. If you are thinking of adding on in the future, a survey will help you determine if the property is right for both your current and future plans.


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Re: Five Great Reasons To Purchase A Survey
My wife and I are getting ready to build a fence and landscape our yard next year, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about how a survey can help determine if a third part holds a claim on any part of your property. We don't want to get into legal trouble with the neighbors so we'll be sure to do this soon. https://www.stevepalmersurveys.com.au/boundary-services
Author: / Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 10:27AM