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Learn What You Own Through Land Surveys

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There are many reasons to obtain a land survey of your property. Knowing where your property lines are for your home can be a very difficult process, but can be important in the future. It is crucial to know where you property lines are so your land development can stay in your plot of land. Should you not take the time to do this, you could be facing legal disputes with neighbors or other businesses in the area. You want to avoid any legal disputes that may arise, as they are not fun to deal with regarding land. Here are a few resources that you can use to determine your property lines.

If you simply want to figure out where your boundary lines are on your property, you can obtain a land survey. With a land survey, you will receive the most accurate results of your property, including any boundary or topographic changes. Land surveys are unlike the deed to your house. While a deed may include detailed information about your property when it was first lined out, it isn't the same as getting a land survey.

Getting a land survey can avoid any pitfalls when it comes to land disputes. Should you run into any land problems with a neighbor or another business, the first stop you should be taking is at an assessor's office. Most assessor's office have on hand detailed land surveys of each and every property within the area, many of them up to date on your boundary lines. You can use these land surveys to take measurements of your own land and approximate how much you actually own. These figures may not exactly be accurate, but sometimes this is all you need.

Should you not find an updated land survey of your property at the assessor's office, and require a new land survey, don't be afraid to contact us here at Adkan Engineers for a new one. Getting a land survey is critical to the development of your land, whether commercial or residential as it can prevent any problems with your boundary lines conflicting with others. Having all the paperwork necessary to prove to anyone that you own what you own makes getting a land surveying all the more important. For more information about land surveying or to schedule a land survey today, give us a call!

Learn to Avoid a Citation with a Land Survey

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When you are looking for a property, there are a lot of factors you need to filter through. From arranging your mortgage details to looking for a land surveyor, everything plays an important role. A land surveyor will help you draw the boundaries and even estimate the value of the property. However, a reckless or untrained land surveyor could mean a lot of problems. He can be the source of endless sanctions from the local authorities. To make it worse, he can make your property a nuisance to the locals, which may be a cause for its removal. Hence, you need to choose someone who got what it takes to use the latest technology and equipment for land surveying.

We all know how zoning rules in a given locality affect the outcome of a property investment. If you disregard the importance of zoning rules, the likely scenario is that you will get fines for violating them. A land surveyor must do a comprehensive inspection of the prospective area to give you profound insight on the most suitable locations for development. Also, he has an intuitive understanding of land features and underground installations, which can save you from endless disputes with locals and the authorities. He can help you avoid wires, cables and pipes in the area. Don’t risk being sanctioned for ignoring a land surveyor in your development. In addition, never get embroiled in endless boundary issues just because you overlooked the significance of a land surveyor.

There are a lot of people out there who claim to be professional land surveyors. While there are many legitimate ones, you need to exercise caution and do some thorough background check just to be sure. A professional land surveyor should be able to do effective land tile surveys, forensic studies of the area, residential and commercial property survey and builders survey. Also, make sure the one you settle for knows how to do construction stacking. 

Lastly, a professional land surveyor knows the right techniques used to determine suitable locations for your property. He is capable of pinpointing the exact position of your land using advanced techniques and cutting-edge technology. After the work is complete, the surveyor should be willing to articulately relay the details of the survey results to you. He should also be in a position to answer any rising questions and relieve any possible anxiety that may come up in the process. A good surveyor does not stop at the initial stages. He builds a strong and long-lasting working relationship with you. If you are looking for a land surveyor with the qualities discussed above, feel free to give us a call any time.