What is a Boundary Survey and Why Do You Need One?
If you are a Land owner, you may have heard the term “boundary survey” before. But what exactly is it, and why do you need one? In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about it.
What is a Boundary Survey?
Its a detailed examination of a piece of land to identify the exact location of its boundaries. Land surveyors utilize a variety of tools and techniques to determine the boundaries, including GPS systems, total stations, and traditional equipment’s.
What is the Purpose of doing it?
Its conducted for a variety of reasons, including:
Purchasing or selling a property
If you are purchasing a property it’s good idea to get the surveying done. Issues with the boundaries such as fences or buildings built in the wrong place will be shown in the survey report.
Highlighting any issues with the boundary before buying the property will provide peace of mind for the future. You can resolve issues before you move in, or it may highlight something that is too problematic.
Similarly when you are selling a land. It is especially important if there are buildings or sheds close to your boundaries. Lot of buyers will want to see a boundary survey before buying the property. You will have a better chance of selling your property.
Resolving disputes between neighbors about property lines
If you and your neighbor are in dispute about property boundaries, a survey can help.
Disputes often start when not all the information is known.
If you think a dispute may arise, get a boundary survey done before talking to your neighbor. Go into your negotiation with all the facts so that the dispute disappears before it starts.
Planning for construction or renovations
Before building anything on your land , you should consider a boundary survey. This is especially true when you are building near your property boundary.
Before starting any type of building, ask a land surveyor to mark out the true property boundary.
You need to make sure that you are not building on your neighbor’s land.
Do not let your architect or engineer or mestri determine where they will start building as they will not be aware of your boundaries. Ask a licensed surveyor to mark out the true boundary of your property from the start.
Identifying property encroachments
If your neighbor is building or starting any development work near your property boundary, you should be aware.
It is often a lot harder to resolve an encroachment issue once construction starts. You will lose your peace of mind. If any thing is built on your land, its really very difficult to get it demolished in our present legal system.
It is also good for you to know where the boundary is before they start building. It can be a very stressful time when a neighbor builds close to the boundary and you aren’t sure whether it is right or wrong.
What Does a Boundary Survey Include?
It typically includes the following:
- A detailed map of the property, showing the location of all property lines, monuments, and easements.
- A legal description of the property, which is a written description of the property’s boundaries.
- A report that summarizes the findings of the survey.
How Much Does a Boundary Survey Cost?
The cost will vary depending on the size and location of the property, as well as the complexity of the survey. Our prices for Boundary Survey starts from Rs.5000/-
How do we do it?
We get it done through a licensed land surveyors. They are trained and experienced in the techniques and procedures required to conduct accurate and reliable boundary surveys.
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