Reasons Why You Need Updated Land Surveying Services on Your Property

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When you purchase a property, the survey report is generally part of the paperwork. In many cases, this is enough to determine your property lines and to determine other basic information of the property. You may be wondering why you would need to have another land survey done if one already came with the property. Here are a few of the reasons why you need land surveying services on your property to update your land survey.

Property Changes

There are times when the actual property lines may change. This can happen when small parcels are sold off of the lot. It can also happen when an easement was potentially going to be taken out of the property, but no longer will be. Property appraisers may note different lines of the property as well. This can all affect your property appraisal, land taxes, and even disputes with neighbors or the mortgage company. For this reason, you should have updated land surveying services to confirm the paperwork that came with the property when you purchased it. 

Outdated Information

Some counties and states do not require the survey to be upgraded prior to the sale of a property. They merely ask that the survey is included as part of the sale of the property. This means you may have a land survey that was done prior to outbuildings being placed or upgrades to the property being made. This can become an issue if you plan on upgrading the property, selling it, or if you plan on adding to the property. For this reason, having an updated survey will protect you in the long run, and give you the peace of mind that you can move forward with plans for the property later.

Expanding Property

You may have plans for buying more land and expanding your property. In order to do this, you will need to have an updated survey. You need to know where the land will be added, where the old property line ends, and if there are any naturally occurring property changes such as a lake, pond, or stream. All of this is covered in the survey. You will also need to provide this survey when the new property is purchased in order to transition the property lines and register them with the property office in your area. 

When you are ready to have an upgraded survey done on your property, contact a local land surveying services contractor. They can schedule an appointment and perform the survey. They can also provide a report for the survey that you can file with your local property office. Prices may vary depending on the services you choose. For more information about land surveying, contact a local contractor as well.

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