“Not every individual may require the direct services of a Professional Surveyor during their lifetime, but everyone benefits from the services of Professional Surveyors in some way.” -The National Society of Professional Surveyors
From the home you live in to the public parks you visit, from your exercise paths to your neighborhood streets, you are enjoying the work and skills of a professional surveyor. Professional surveyors offer a host of benefits, including but not limited to protecting your property from a variety of legal disputes that can occur if a property is not properly documented. As licensed and insured professional surveyors in greater Central Florida, H & H Survey Consultants understands the many benefits, both tangible and intangible, that residential surveys provide. So if you’re wondering, do I need a residential survey?, we’ve compiled a list of 3 scenarios when a residential survey is needed.
- If you’re buying or selling a home. Before you buy or sell a home, ensure that the property in question has been recently surveyed. If there is a recent survey and it is accurate, you are in the clear, unless your lender requires a new survey. If not, or if the survey is not accurate, you need to hire a professional surveyor to document the property. As a homebuyer, this will allow you to understand the exact boundaries of the property. Sometimes fences or other landmarks can mark a property inaccurately, and contradict its legal boundaries. Or, the property could lie near a designated flood zone. Before you purchase a piece of land, it’s important to know these things. And if you’re selling a home, a recent and accurate residential survey will give potential buyers peace of mind. They will perceive you as an honest and trustworthy seller, and appreciate the clarity a survey offers.
- If you’re adding to your home. Are you putting in a pool? Adding on a sunroom? Building a mother-in-law suite on your property? Expanding your driveway? Building a fence? Any type of home addition to your property will require a survey. Professional surveyors will ensure that new development is executed within your property’s boundaries. Just as a residential survey provided peace of mind while buying or selling a home, a construction survey offers the same intangible benefit – not to mention an invaluable asset should a legal situation arise.
- If you are caught in a boundary dispute. Although we hope this never happens, the reality is that occasionally it does. Or, maybe you want to reestablish existing boundary lines, regardless of size. Either way, having a legal description of your property and the exact acreage is always a valuable piece of information in the case of trespasses against your property.
If you have any other questions about residential surveys, feel free to reach out to us. H & H Survey Consultants has survey industry experience in the state of Florida for over 40 years. As industry veterans, we’ve seen the value surveys offer citizens. We’d be happy to discuss your needs, and schedule a survey for you.