If you own a larger parcel of residential land that you wish to divide into two or more lots, you’ll need to hire a qualified surveyor to draw up a lot split for submitting to local authorities. At Point to Point Land Surveyors, Inc., we have many years of proven experience in creating accurate lot splits that comply with local and state regulations.
What Is Involved With A Lot Split?
In many ways, a lot split is the reverse of a lot consolidation (in which the surveyor redraws several adjacent lots into one parcel of land). There are a lot of considerations which the surveyor must take into account with lot splits—for example, each new lot must comply with zoning requirements for minimum square footage, road frontage and setback standards, also taking into account any easements on the property. Each local jurisdiction has different rules for the level of detail required, and any submitted plans that do not comply with these rules will be rejected. For this reason, the surveyor will be very careful with measurements and proposed boundary lines between the lots in drawing up the plans.
Once the survey is complete, the proposed lot split will be detailed in a plat that shows the current parcel of land with the newly formed lots superimposed, along with the new legal descriptions for each lot. If approved, each lot will have its own land record moving forward.
Why Do A Lot Split?
There are a number of reasons why you might need or to divide your property into several lots via a lot split survey. For example:
- If the property is inherited and needs to be divided among several beneficiaries to satisfy a will.
- If you’re planning to sell the land, and it would be more profitable to sell multiple smaller lots as opposed to one larger one.
- If you are planning a new structure on your property that requires its own lot (for example, if you are setting up a business and your property can be zoned for commercial use).
Because local authorities will accept or reject a proposed lot split based on its accuracy and compliance, it’s important to hire a licensed surveyor who knows how to do the job right the first time. To learn more about how we can help with high quality lot splits, contact Point to Point Land Surveying today.