WHY DO I NEED A SURVEY?
YOU MAY NEED OR WANT A SURVEY FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
YOU ARE SELLING YOUR PROPERTY
If you are selling your property, you may be required to provide the buyer with an up-to-date survey. Even if you are not required to do so, a survey may avoid legal disputes arising from inadequate or inaccurate deed descriptions. If you are conveying the property by warranty deed, you are responsable for any gross errors contained in the deed.
YOU ARE BUYING PROPERTY
Typically your house and land represent your largest assets. If you are contemplating purchasing property, you should know where the boundaries are, if there are any easements that affect the property, what the easements are for, and who has the use of the easements. You should know if there are any encroachments on the property or if any of the properties improvements encroach on your neighbor. Tax maps are often inaccurate and can not legally be used to convey property. You should understand the deed and what it says. Once you purchase the property, it's often too late or too expensive to try to recover cost arising from poor deed descriptions from the previous owner.
YOU ARE BUILDING A FENCE OR AN ADDITION OR MAKING IMPROVEMENTS
It is important to ensure that you are building on your own property and you comply with any zoning regulations. If your new construction encroaches on your neighbor or does not meet setback requirements, you may be forced to move the improvement or buy additional property.
YOU ARE SUBDIVIDING PROPERTY
Most towns have planning boards that require a survey of any proposed subdivision to ensure the project meets local zoning regulations with regard to road frontage, area and proposed use.
YOU ARE RE-FINANCING
Most lending institutions will require an up-to-date survey prior to lending money. This is to ensure all improvements made to the property lie within the property boundaries and meet local zoning regulations
YOU ARE LOGGING WOODED PROPERTY
If you are having your property logged, your logger will have to know where the property lines are through the woods. I can mark and flag these lines to ensure your logger can harvest any trees up to the property line without encroaching on your neighbor.