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How Does A Land Survey Help Land Owners?

A Land Surveyor Taking Measurements Out on a Developing Plot of Land

Land surveying is quite important when you own land, but you must understand how it benefits you in this situation. A land survey is a report on the status of your land, and you must ask for reports that detail needed information for your land. This article explains how you may use a survey to resolve quite a few problems related to any owned property.

#1: Land Disputes Erupt With Proper Surveys

A land dispute often occurs when there are quite a few people arguing over their perception of the value of land or its size. The survey reveals the proper boundaries for the property, reveals the value of the property, and the owner may retain a report showing the true perimeter of the property. The competition may cry quite a lot about the way your land is positioned, but the survey tells you the truth.

#2: Royalty Losses

Royalties are lost when your rivals are not within the bounds of their property, but they will howl to the moon that you are not the rightful owner of land they value. You must ensure you have a land survey to find the true boundary of each property. You may submit the property map when you are selling the land rights to an outside firm, and you may keep your copy of the report as proof.

#3: Violation Of The Law

You may uncover hidden violations of the law that you must resolve, or you may prove the unlawful deeds have occurred on the other side of your property line. You are showing that you are in compliance with the law, and are making an effort to solve the problem. The government code office will appreciate your efforts, or you may send them off to the property where the true issue lies.

#4: Deed Issues

The deed for a property comes with a property drawing, and you may change the property diagram using the report from Adkan. Submitting a new diagram to the local records office ensures you have proper record of the land you own, and you may ensure quickly that you are paying property taxes on the correct parcel, paying for the acreage you own and keeping the government abreast of developments on your land.

Contact Adkan Engineers for assistance, and you will find a crew on your property in moments. We are professionals who quickly and properly measure the perimeter of your land, and provide you with the land survey you need.

Get Your First Land Survey

Land Surveyor out on a Large Plot of Land

If you've never gotten a land survey on your property, you need to understand how to order one and do so as soon as possible. Land surveys can help you understand the extent of your property and find any mistakes. Even more importantly, it is crucial when buying a piece of property to ensure you get the proper amount of land.

Thankfully, getting a survey is an easy process. It might seem unnecessary, but it can protect you from the kind of legal trouble that can cost you thousands of dollars in legal fees and personal reimbursement. 

When To Get A Survey 

Typically, you're going to need to get a survey when you're buying a new piece of property, when you're constructing on property you already own, if your property has access easements (including access corridors), when selling your property, when verifying acreage for taxes, and if your neighbor starts building something near your land.

Failure to perform a survey in these situations could create a tricky legal situation. For example, if you accidentally build part of a barn on your neighbor's property, there's a good chance you'll have to either pay them for the right to use that property or tear down the barn, even if only a small portion is on the property. 

Do Your Research First

Before hiring a surveying firm, call around to various ones in your local area. Get your deed ready and show it to the firms in your area. They will look at your deed, listen to your concerns, and give you an estimate. Compare these estimates before making a decision. It's not always wise to automatically go with the lowest bid, however.

Why? The survey crew might not be as good as one that is bidding higher. Research the reputation of each group carefully by talking to other home owners who have used their services. If you hear about shady business practices or poor abilities, don't go with that company, even if they are hundreds of dollars cheaper. It's not worth the risk. 

Getting The Survey Done

For any land survey needs, work with us here at Adkan Engineers. We prepare land surveys and send you a signed certificate indicating completion of the survey, as well as a detailed report of what we found. Use this information for whatever purpose you need.