Building An Addition: A Homeowner's Guide

2 Reasons To Hire A Boundary Surveying Service

by Toni Richards

One of the best resources at your disposal as a homeowner is a boundary surveying service because of the various ways in which they can assist you in determining the exact dimensions of your property. Listed below are two reasons to hire a boundary surveying service.

Prevent Encroachment

One of the biggest reasons to hire a boundary surveying service is to prevent encroachment upon your property. Encroachment occurs when one of your neighbors ends up building on your property by mistake.

In many cases, encroachment is typically going to take the form of your neighbor possibly building their fence just over the property line. Larger cases of encroachment can include the neighbor actually building an addition to his or her home that crosses the property line as well. A boundary surveying service can help you combat this by providing you with the exact dimensions of your property so that you can convince the neighbor to stop building on your property or to get a court order telling your neighbor that he or she has to stop construction and remove everything that he or she has built on your property.

Determine The Correct Dimensions Of Your Property

Another reason to hire a boundary surveying service is that they can help you determine the correct dimensions of your property. A major reason to do this is because one of the previous owners of your property may have been mistaken when he or she built a fence that is a part of your property, and you may actually have land that belongs to you beyond the fence line. In that situation, you may find that you do have enough room to build an expansion to your home or that you can simply move the fence back and greatly increase the overall size of your yard.

In addition, it is always a good idea to make sure that a boundary survey is performed before you buy a house because the information given to you by the realtor may not be 100% accurate. In that situation, a boundary survey can let you know that you are getting the land that was promised to you by the realtor if you buy the house.

Speak with a land or boundary surveying service today in order to discuss the various benefits that having your property surveyed can provide. Preventing encroachment and determining the correct dimensions of your property are both great reasons to hire a boundary surveying service.

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