When you purchase land, you are given the size of the plot, but you may not get exact measurements. To get that measurement down to the inch, they need to enlist the services of land surveying companies. When a land surveyor comes to your home, they’ll perform the following tasks:
- Acquire initial survey from county municipalities. A survey is required for the original plotting of land and will have dimensions pulled from landmarks or stakes around your home, some of which still exist.
- Use special equipment to pull exact dimensions from different points around the house. Map those points with spray paint or stakes.
- Sign and file the survey and update it with county authorities and financial institutions.
If a property owner were to make changes on closely approximated land, like mistakenly erecting a fence on a neighbor’s property could lead to trespassing charges and the complete loss of your investment if a neighbor wants to destroy the fence. In order to alleviate any neighborhood headaches, a professional boundary survey would be the ideal solution. A professional boundary survey lays out the exact perimeter of land and is documented and certified by a state accredited surveyor, so there is no discrepancy about where your property ends and theirs begins. Regardless of your intentions on expanding on your land, it’s always a good idea to know exactly how large it is.
In closing, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Professional land surveyors can determine the exact boundaries of your property.
- Banks require documentation of boundary lines in order to refinance a home.
- Before taking on a project, homeowners should know the specifications of their property lines to avoid encroachments.
To find out more about considering a boundary survey, please contact us at (800) CALVADA or visit www.calvada.com.
Calvada proudly serves Corona and all surrounding areas.