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Land Surveys are More than Just a Line in the Dirt

Land Surveys are More than Just a Line in the Dirt

Owning land isn’t as easy as drawing a line in the dirt and claiming the side you’re on. See, even things like fences, tree lines and walls don’t exactly mean you own the land up to it. Rarely will you ever find a fence or wall built directly on the property line, but rather somewhere inside the land. What that means is, by building up to the wall on the other side you may be unintentionally encroaching on your neighbor’s property. That’s why land surveys are so important. Here’s exactly how and why a land survey is necessary.

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Easements

3 Things You Didn't Know About Easements

An easement refers to a person's right to use or maintain another's piece of land for a single purpose without assuming ownership. Some common examples are running underground cables and utilities, granting a path for land not bordered by any roads to reach one, and undeveloped lands retrofitted for recreational use.

The difference though, between an easement and outright ownership, is simple. An easement limits a person's interest to do anything they like with the property, nor allow hem to reside on it. In the easement, it'll detail exactly what's allowed to happen on the plot until termination. Here's 3 other things you didn't know about easements that will help you out as a land owner.