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The Cost of Land Surveys

A land survey is considered to be a legal document. It is often used to decide boundary disputes. An inaccurate survey can lead to the land owner being taken to court for encroaching on someone else's property. This is a serious matter that can take a long time and cost lots of money to resolve. That's why it's essential to hire a licensed, experienced surveyor. Our professionals have years of experience at Adkan and a reputation for doing in-depth research and precise measurements needed to prevent disputes. They must also guarantee their word and be willing and able to appear in court to defend it.

The land surveyor is liable for any costs associated with an improperly done or inaccurate survey. Their level of liability varies depending on state and local laws. Therefore it's essential to choose a land surveyor that has a sterling reputation and the resources to cover any costs related to mistakes they make while conducting their survey. You should never hire a land surveyor that is not licensed and insured, or one that does not have roots in the community or the region. The surveyor can be held liable for errors for 5 or 10 years after the survey was completed. That's why it's crucial to do business with an established surveyor, otherwise the liability may have to be covered by the land owner.

The price of a land survey can vary widely. It is based on a number of factors. Many surveyors consider the size of the property, the type of terrain it covers, the locality in which it is to be performed, the distance they must travel, the length of time the task will take, and the level of liability they must assume when setting their prices. They also have numerous other things they must consider. Plus the amount of experience the surveyor has and whether or not the area to be surveyed is involved in a dispute can also impact the cost of getting the job done. An experienced surveyor researches all the potential issues and liabilities involved and prices their services accordingly. Here at Adkan we match our highest quality land surveying with the most affordable pricing around.

A Perfect Reason For Land Surveying

Perfect Reason for Land Surveying

Buying a home is one of the most important and exciting purchase you can make during your life. It can also be the most time consuming and stressful times in your life. There are many financial and emotional decisions you have to make, and is important to make sure you make the right one every time. That's why you don't want to cut corners by choosing not to do important things like get a land survey done

After you have found the house and agreed upon a price, the closing attorney will ask you if you want to hire a surveyor to survey the land. At this point you are probably tired and feel like your finances are exhausted, and you will be tempted to say no. It is very important not to give into temptation and to say yes. 

There are many reasons why it is important to have a survey done before you purchase the house, but this is one important example of what happened to a buyer who chose not to do a survey. This particular homeowner had fencing that went entirely around the property and was close to three other homes in the area. They kept up the fencing after buying the home, and in the meantime the owners of the three other homes built fences that connected to the fence that was already in place. 

When it came time to sell the home, the new homeowner insisted on having a land survey done. When the survey was done, all four of the homeowners had some surprising news. The other fences that the homeowners had built encroached on the sellers lands. Two of the fences were built so that they intruded ten feet onto the sellers land. This created a huge problem for both the seller and the other homeowners as the buyer did not want to buy the property as is, as they believed they were entitled to the extra land as did the three homeowners whose fences encroached on the land. Now it will cost much more for the seller to get the home sold because of court costs. 

While this is certainly an extreme example of what can happen when you choose not to get a land survey done it is still important to keep in mind. Whether you think the boundaries are clear or not, it is important to hire an expert to make sure so that you do not accidently build something on your neighbor's property or vice versa.