Do I Need a Survey?

May 1, 2017

Please mention at least 21 days in advance.

A Survey of the property conducted by a Registered Land Surveyor is strongly recommended in order to uncover problems such as encroachments, restrictive covenant setback violations, boundary disputes, deed gaps and overlaps, etc., before you buy. It should be considered an integral part of your due diligence investigation of the property. In addition, if you have plans for adding a pool or a fence to the property, for example, obtaining a survey is the only way for you to proceed with accuracy and avoid costly mistakes. Although it may be a prudent investment, unless it is a specific requirement of your lender, the decision to invest in a survey is yours. Please let us know as soon as possible, and in no case less than 21 Days prior to closing, whether or not you wish for us to arrange for the survey. The cost of the survey will typically be added to your closing disclosure and can be paid at closing. Please note that most surveys do not include staking the corners of the property. If you want this done, be sure to ask for this to be done at the time the survey is requested.