Ordering a land survey is typically something that is done when someone needs to verify the boundaries of a particular property. This can be when a property owner wishes to build a fence along property lines or when someone wants to sell or buy a property and the exact boundaries are needed for the transaction. Most real estate transactions must have proper surveys done. Land surveys provide accurate property measurements and determine precise boundary lines. Proper surveys are always a good idea in any real estate deal to ensure everyone involved is clear about the property lines.
To order a land survey, the first step is to find the surveyor. Land surveyors can be found online, through word of mouth, advertisements or the yellow pages-just to name a few places. Check with trusted contractors and real estate agents as to who they recommend for the job. However the surveyor is sought, it is important to check with past customers to ensure the dependability of the surveyor as well as the quality of the work. Those survey companies who have websites online will often have customer testimonials that can be checked out.
Once the land surveyor has been decided upon, before beginning the work, ask for a cost estimate. Find out how much the survey will likely cost and how long it will take the surveyor to put together the results and provide the complete report. In order for a cost estimate to be provided as well as the survey to be completed, likely the surveyor will need to know a bit about the property. Be ready with paperwork such as the property deed, insurance policy and old surveys. The property deed is very important, for without it, the surveyor does not know which property to measure and cannot ensure the property belongs to the customer.
After the initial discussion of what needs to be done, a work order will be put together that specifically states the consumer’s survey needs, the cost estimate and the date upon which the results of the survey will be delivered. The consumer is not needed on site for the surveying process itself, so that date does not matter as much as the date upon which the results report can be delivered. A proper land survey provides the lending companies and the consumers with an accurate measurement of the property and the precise boundary lines of the property.