Your Guide For Property Surveys

Unless you work in the real estate industry, likely, you may only have a few experiences in your life with buying or selling real estate. When you first come across terms such as “property surveys,” you may either require a refresher on the topic or an introduction to it. Regardless, there are three general questions people have in regards to property surveys:

  1. What are they?
  2. Why do I need one?
  3. What sort of issues will they surface?

What Is A Property Survey?

When you conduct a property survey on a home you are about to purchase, you receive an exact measurement regarding the boundaries of the plot of land that the house is on. At Thomas & Webber Law at the Lake, we advise all clients/buyers to conduct one. 

Though there are many types of surveys, homebuyers will likely be dealing with land surveys. These confine property lines and boundaries between you and your neighbors.

What Sort Of Issues Will They Surface?

This section also explains why it is essential to have a survey before closing. As mentioned above, you will be able to purchase a home with a complete understanding of where your property begins and ends. 

Secondly, a property survey will highlight any easements on your land. An easement is someone else’s right to use your property. These could apply to utility lines extending through your property, a path people use, or even a shared driveway. 

Other examples of things that could come out of your property survey are encroachments. Think of sheds and fences. These are common types of encroachments that could be on the land you wish to own. 

To look at it another way, you also want to know that you are not encroaching on someone else’s property. If the seller built a shed that extends beyond your boundaries, you could inadvertently inherit this problem—but a survey would have forced the issue to be dealt with before closing. 

Thomas & Webber Law at the Lake

A property survey is an effective tool for homebuyers to highlight problems such as easements, encroachments, and property disputes. To resolve each of these issues, you need trusted and reliable legal counseling. 

Take comfort in knowing that Thomas & Webber Law at the Lake will help you navigate the potential pitfalls that surface on your property survey. The solutions are unique as the problems, and we will help you discover them. Contact us today to schedule your consultation

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