WHY DO I NEED A SURVEY?
The largest investment most people make is their home or land. Each landowner should have a survey completed of their property to insure they are buying and getting what they believe they are. Each landowner should also know where their property boundaries lie in order to protect their property from encroachments and trespassing. Too many times people opt out of the option for a survey and end up with legal and or personal issues. KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYING!
WHY DOES IS COST MORE FOR ONE PROPERTY THAN ANOTHER?
That’s because there are plenty of factors that can increase or decrease your property survey cost.
Land Size – the larger the land, the higher your land survey cost will be. Because there is more area the land surveyor must monitor.
Terrain – The more difficult the terrain, the higher your cost will be. When it comes to land surveys, difficult terrains with significant tree cover or underbrush costs more, as do disputed boundaries. It’s just two more factors that make the land surveyor’s job more complicated.
Research & Travel Time – Believe it or not, certain properties have been looked at more than others. If your property falls in the latter, then it may be more difficult to research your property.
Legal Description – Each property is unique and each property has it’s own legal description.
WHAT IS AN ELEVATION CERTIFICATE USED FOR?
It is an important tool that documents your building’s elevation. If you live in a high-risk flood zone, you should provide an Elevation Certificate to your insurance agent to obtain flood insurance and ensure that your premium accurately reflects your risk.