Purchasing a home is a decision that should never be taken lightly. You want to make sure that you are investing in residential property that will be worth your time and money in the long run. A residential property survey is the only way you can verify the value of the home you want to buy. With this type of land surveying service, you can learn more about the property and the land you are purchasing, and make sure that the property is something you actually want or need before you finalize the sale. This way, a residential property survey will ensure high returns.
Also known as the ‘boundary survey’, a residential property survey aims to measure the boundaries of a parcel of land. To be specific, it is more than just finding and calculating where the boundaries are. It involves a complex process, which only licensed professional surveyors can conduct. A residential property survey may involve research and analysis of the land before plotting and defining its boundaries. Prior to conducting the survey, the surveyors will look up previous surveys, which could influence the current findings on the land.
Residential land surveys are typically conducted in case of land disputes, but they are recommended before you purchase any property, too. That way, will know exactly what you are buying. When purchasing a home, ‘what you see is what you get’ does not always apply. There could be hidden elements in the land, and there could be unknown data about the property, too. Only a qualified land surveyor can accurately evaluate and measure a prospective residential property, and identify its natural topography, any cultural importance, natural obstacles, and hazards that may be on it. That way, you can be aware of potential issues with the property, such as missing corners and boundary encroachments. A residential land survey should be conducted if you intend to renovate the property or add new rooms and areas, too, like fences, a pool, or a shed.