Hiring a surveyor isn’t something that property owners need to do very often so it’s easy to overlook the importance of it. A residential survey is a valuable way to document the state of your property, though, and can be required for some property-related business. Read on to learn some common times when you need a residential surveyor.
Buying or Selling Property
Hiring a surveyor establishes accurate boundaries so both parties can have confidence in the shape and area of the parcel changing hands. Any applicable easements and encroachments will be identified. This is helpful to reduce the possibility of future property access or boundary disputes.
Making Improvements on Your Property
Over time, you may decide to put on an addition, install a fence or subdivide your land, and a residential survey can make the process easier. Knowing your legal boundaries keeps your improvements on your own property with appropriate setbacks in compliance with zoning laws. A surveyor’s markings put construction in the right place and avoid hazards that come with building over utility lines.
Refinancing, Mortgaging or Insuring Your Property
A lender needs to know exactly what they’re giving a buyer or property owner money for to ensure the value of the parcel is in line with the amount being lent. A survey provides a full legal description that’s usually acceptable to and required by banks and lenders. Likewise, doing business with an insurance company may require similar information, plus a surveyor’s elevation certificate, to decide whether to cover your property and how.
Do You Need a Residential Survey in Kent?
At True Point Surveying, we have extensive experience in preparing both commercial and residential surveys for construction, boundary, subdivision and ALTA purposes, as well as legal descriptions and engineering drafting layouts. Our professional team is well-versed in all aspects of surveying and we’re committed to high standards of excellence in serving every client. Contact us today for your residential survey and allow us to provide you with efficient and accurate results you can rely on.
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