Land surveyors are typically hired before construction of a property or when the property is being sold. They are typically hired at the planning or developmental phase of any construction project, too. Without them, you will not be able to determine the boundaries of your property. Property boundaries must be properly and officially marked and established to avoid lawsuits caused by encroachments and building a structure that is deemed unsafe or too tall that it violates local laws and regulations. Only a licensed surveyor can conduct a boundary survey, which is required for most types of properties, whether it is a commercial or residential building. With a boundary survey, you can know exactly where your land begins and ends, and you can build within that perimeter.
When conducting a boundary survey, a land surveyor will measure, analyze, find, identify, and report the exact location of your property’s boundaries. The survey may reveal any encroachment on your property, too, especially if you suspect that your neighbor may have built a structure or a fence on your property. By getting your property boundaries marked and established, you have solid evidence when proving the legitimacy of your ownership over that land. The land surveyor can find information, which will be crucial for planning your will, creating a map, planning improvements to the property, and defining the rights associated with your property.
A land surveyor does more than merely measuring your land and determining its boundaries. This professional is in charge for looking up any existing documents and previous surveys on your land, too. Likewise, the land surveyor will retrace and map the title and meticulously analyze physical evidence of property boundaries while following state board requirements, local standards, and legal principles. Professional land surveyors often tailor the boundary survey to match your requirements and the size of the land.