How Land Surveying Services Play an Important Role before Land Purchase

Posted by Calvada on June 6th, 2017

A land survey can help you avoid costly issues such as boundary disputes, making it a crucial aspect of the process of buying any property. Whether the land has been used or not, land surveying services will provide an insight on its features and other important factors that may affect your decision to buy and use it for your project. The importance of these services is further emphasized by your risk of becoming victimized by dishonest sellers or scammers, as you never can tell what you are really paying for until you begin construction, a neighbor complains about you breaching into their property, or you have the land surveyed. Land surveying services will protect you and your finances from potential issues associated with boundary disputes.

Land surveying services used to be mandatory before purchasing land, as banks required them to determine a person’s qualifications for a mortgage. A financial crisis could make others think that they are not essential and a waste of time, only to realize later on that they have purchased property that has been compromised or has some existing issues, causing them to pay more than they did to buy the land. You can avoid all those headaches by hiring reputable and seasoned land surveyors to have your prospective land analyzed and examined.

Undisclosed or unknown encroachments on your property can become costly issues in the long run. An example of this kind of predicament is when a neighbor’s fence, shed, or wall was built on your property, beyond their own boundaries. Land surveying services can identify that issue, as well as others, like a missing property corner, which will matter if you want to install a fence, as you need to determine the exact location of the property land. Likewise, it may prevent you from building anything on your neighbor’s property, too. Surveys can reveal property corner and line disputes.

Land surveying services can determine the exact dimensions, location, and size of the property you want to buy. State-of-the-art surveying equipment can reveal improvements that have been done previously, too, such as a driveway, which may have crossed a property line. This way, the service can be valuable in safeguarding your investment.

About the Author:
Armando Dupont, a professional land surveyor, started his career in surveying in 1977 and has extensive experience in managing personnel and projects. His experience includes: topographic mapping, boundary surveys and analysis, construction and control surveying, preparation of tract and parcel maps, earth work calculation and quantities, targeting and control for photogrammetric, and land title surveys in accordance with the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Mr. DuPont founded Calvada Surveying, Inc. in 1989 and is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of California.

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