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.