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Common Myths and Misconceptions About Land Surveying 


Common Myths and Misconceptions About Land Surveying 


Are you buying a new property? If yes, then you might be purchasing it to extend your business or house premises. But have you thought of land surveying? A land survey is of utter importance, and if ignored, you can fall prey to some unwanted headache in the future.

Land surveying is an intricate process, and thus you require the assistance of professional land surveyors. However, because of its complexity, people have many misconceptions about this process. If you also believe some myths related to land surveying and are in a dilemma whether to hire a land surveyor or not, then go through the following article. It will definitely help in clearing your confusion and making the right decision.


#1. It’s your property, and you can build wherever you want. 

Never assume that you have the right to build anywhere on your land. A few counties and state guidelines concerning property lines and building codes, which, if not followed, can put your project at risk. If you come to know that you are occupying your neighbor’s land in the middle of the project or after the completion of the project, you have to tear it down and perform the construction from the beginning. You cannot quarrel over this as it will be against the laws and unethical as well.

#2. Survey of large properties is expensive. 

The size of the property does not entirely depend on the size of the property. The cost of the survey is dependent on previous surveys and legal descriptions. In many cases, it costs less to survey a large property than a smaller one, which is messy and has no previous documentation. So, it is advised to talk to a professional to estimate the cost for the land survey process.

#3. The survey can be skipped if you have the previous land study.

Many people commit this mistake of skipping the land survey because they have a previous land survey in hand. It is completely wrong. If you are buying new land, you should get the professionals’ survey to stay safe. Moreover, you have no other way to verify the report that you have with you. Laws keep on changing, and thus, the possibility is there that you don’t have the right information. So, get the survey done as per the new guidelines and stay away from an unwanted headache.

#4. Any surveyor can be hired for the job. 

If you want the job to be done accurately, then you can’t hire any surveyor. Moreover, don’t hire someone just because they are offering services at a lower price. Go for the one who is licensed, has enough experience, and perform the survey at competitive prices. Only a professional land surveyor committed to his job can provide you with quality services.

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