If you own land, you would think it is fairly unlikely that you will need to get a land survey done. That sort of thing generally goes hand in hand with buying property. Nothing is ever mentioned about it afterwards. Believe it or not, there are plenty of really good reasons you should make sure your land is professionally surveyed, besides just being safe than sorry. Below are a few of the more common ones:
Neighbor disputes. One thing you can never be too sure about when buying property are the neighbors. If you get along, great. If you don’t and a conflict comes up, it can be a nightmare. When it comes to fence installations, landscaping updates or any other exterior upgrades along property lines, a land survey will undoubtedly solve your neighbor dispute – it’ll tell you where those property lines are.
Tax benefits. As you may have noticed from your property taxes, they change. That can be due to inflation, new construction, remodels and various other factors. Presenting this survey when taxes are being assessed will be handy. If you protest your tax increase will certainly encourage them to keep your taxes down.
Determine land size. When researching homes, determine the price per square foot for the actual house and the property. The County Assessor Office is not always correct, so don’t consider information on their website final word.
Liability. Land surveys are conducted and guaranteed by a licensed professional surveyor. If you ever go to court over a land dispute, like with a neighbor, your professional land survey will surely be addressed.
To find out more about becoming a land survey, please contact us at (800) CALVADA or visit www.calvada.com.
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