When you want to make some home improvements, there are a lot of things to think of, depending on what the changes are. If it’s a simple change of wall color, there really isn’t any reason to notify anyone. But if it is a larger project, you may need to get permits and things signed off according to city rules. And this is where things can get tricky. There are some home improvement projects that may require a land survey.
A land survey is used for all new construction, in order to notate where property lines are and structures and elements on your property. A land surveyor is required to do this, as a homeowner cannot. But not all projects require a survey to be done. If the project remains within the home’s structure is free and clear to improve whenever you’re ready:
- Room remodels
- Wall structuring, etc.
When it comes to the more major projects, it is important to know that your improvements are falling under the city’s requirements and within your property lines. The following are the parameters land surveys are required:
- Home additions
- Teardowns to re-build
Then there are those projects that don’t necessarily require a survey, but it could come in handy later on down the line. It isn’t going to get you into trouble, unless you have a cranky neighbor. Adding fences, sheds, patios and pools are meant to improve your home’s aesthetic, but it may infringe on your neighbor’s property. Let’s just say it’s better to be safe than sorry.
To find out more about land surveys, please contact us at (800) CALVADA or visit www.calvada.com.
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