Reasons to Get a Boundary Survey Before Buying Property

An aerial view of a large piece of vacant land

Buying a piece of property is generally a major investment, not something to take lightly. So, when you purchase that land, it’s wise to have a boundary survey done to ensure you know exactly what land belongs to you and what doesn’t. It doesn’t really matter what your intended use for the land is, you should have the knowledge of where exactly your land begins and ends. Here are just a few reasons why:

Fencing Purposes

Boundary surveys are especially important when it comes to fencing. Let’s say you want to build a fence around the perimeter of your property. You don’t want to encroach on your neighbor’s land, but you also don’t want to have too much of your own land sitting uselessly on the other side of the fence. A boundary survey will tell you exactly where the property line is and where the fence should go.

Additionally, if you notice that a neighbor’s fence might be encroaching on your property, a boundary survey can be used to prove that suspicion.

Remodeling or Building

Building a home is among the most common uses of purchased land. It should go without saying that you don’t want your home build to encroach on a neighbor’s property. But that also goes for any sheds, pools, basketball or tennis courts and any other structure you might be building along with the home. Additionally, you’re going to want to leave some room to maneuver on either side of the structure. This also goes for remodels: you don’t want an addition or new porch or deck to get too close to the property line.

Know What You’re Getting

Getting a boundary survey done before buying a piece of land gives you an official view of exactly what you’re investing in. It’s not likely that the person selling you the land is lying, misleading you or is honestly mistaken in some way, but it’s not impossible. A boundary survey gives you peace of mind, knowing that you’re getting what you’re paying for.

If you need a boundary survey done anywhere in Decatur, Rush or Shelby County, Indiana, Scholle’s Land Surveying Inc. is the place to call. For nearly 20 years, we’ve completed all types of land surveys. Call 812-663-6526 to set up a meeting today.

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