Land surveys are an essential process to the construction industry, as they will use their years of experience, and knowledge to map, measure and asses land, providing essential information for a wide range of purposes. If you’re thinking about buying, selling, or developing property, you may need to instruct a land surveyor.
Here are five reasons why you need a land surveyor:
- Establishing property boundaries
- Prepare for construction
- Subdivide your property
- Resolve boundary disputes
- To obtain a building permit
1. To establish property boundaries
One of the most important things a land surveyor can do is to establish the legal boundaries of your property. This is essential for a number of reasons, including:
- Avoiding boundary disputes with your neighbours
- Ensuring that your property is insured properly
- Obtaining a building permit
- Selling or transferring your property
If you’re not sure where your property boundaries are, or if you have a dispute with a neighbour about boundaries, a land surveyor can help you to resolve the issue. They will use their expertise to survey the property and create a map that shows the location of the boundaries, and this map can be used as evidence if there are any legal proceedings.
2. To prepare for construction
If you’re planning to build a new home, fence, or other structure on your property, you will need to have a land surveyor prepare a survey. The survey will show the location of your property boundaries and any easements or other restrictions on your land. This information will be essential for the construction contractor to ensure that the project is built correctly.
The survey will also show the location of any overground utilities, such as overhead cables and manhole covers, or any underground services that have been exposed by a specialist contractor. This is important to know so that the construction contractor can avoid damaging these utilities during construction.
3. To subdivide your property
If you own a large piece of property and you want to subdivide it into smaller plots you will need to have a land surveyor prepare a survey. The survey will show the location of the proposed property boundaries and any existing structures on the property. This information will be essential to get permission from your local council.
4. To resolve boundary disputes
If you have a boundary dispute with your neighbour, a land surveyor can help you to resolve the dispute. The surveyor will survey the property and provide a report that shows the location of the property boundaries. This report can be used as evidence in court to help you to resolve the dispute.
5. To obtain a building permit
In many cases, you will need to obtain a building permit from the local council before you can build a new home or other structure on your property. The council will require a survey of your property as part of the permit application process. The survey will show the location of your property boundaries and any easements or other restrictions on your land. This information will help the council determine whether or not you can build on your property.
These are just five of the reasons why you might need a South West land surveyor. If you’re considering buying, selling, or developing property in the South West, it’s a good idea to speak to a land surveyor to find out more about how they can help you.
Hiring a land surveyor is an investment in your property. By hiring a qualified surveyor, you can protect your interests and ensure that your property is properly surveyed. If you have any questions about the services we offer, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
For more information on the services we offer, such as Topographical Surveys (Land Surveys), Measured Building Surveys, Setting Out, Boundary Surveys and Land Registry Plans, Volumetric Surveys and Monitoring Surveys, then get in touch today.