Why Are Surveys Important?
There are many times when you may need a survey done on your property or a piece of property you're considering purchasing. While land surveys may seem expensive, they're not as expensive as having to defend a building or fence you've already constructed.
A subdivision (or plat) map attached to a title report will show the boundaries of the property, but it will not show where the house is located on the property or whether there are any encroachments on the property (such as a neighbor's tree, driveway, or fence). To make these determinations, you will need a survey. A survey will show you exactly where the property lines are located and whether there are any building restrictions affecting your rights. Having this information may be important if you have plans for adding a pool or a fence to the property, for example.
You may also have plans to divide up the property at a later date. Having a survey in hand will help you make those decisions when that time may come.
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