If you are in the process of buying or selling a piece of real estate, you are about to be (if you have not already been) inundated with a long list of legal terms and phrases relating to the sale of your property; two of which are your “deed” and “legal description.”
• To build a new home, addition, or deck expansion;
• To understand where your municipal setback requirements are located before expanding your living space or installing a fence line and/or hedgerow;
• To resolve boundary disputes; and
• To resolve encroachment claims
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It’s good to know that a surveyor can make a map of a property so that we can have clearly defined borders and to avoid any future conflicts with neighbors. My father recently bought a large plot of land to build a ranch where he can spend his retirement days. It’ll be nice if I could get him to get a land surveyor to scope out his property now, that way he won’t have any issues once people start moving in around him. I’m sure the idea of having a headache with any future neighbors is something he’d want to avoid, so hopefully he agrees to the idea quite easily.
I had no idea that land surveying gives you an idea of which are the legal boundaries of the property you’re interested in. I want to help my uncle with his househunting plan for a retirement home. I hope this can convince him to seek out these experts as a start!
Thanks for pointing out that ALTA land title surveys can also help when preparing for some home additions to be done in the future. I’d like to look for a good service like that because I’m thinking about having a new sunroom in my home. I think that will be a great way to greatly increase the value of my home.