Why Should I Have A Survey Completed For The Property I'm About To Purchase?
While a lender will require a survey in order to close the real estate sale, it is important to have a survey done even if not required (even if there won’t be a mortgage) because a boundary survey will show the property boundary as well as the location of all improvements, dwellings, fences, power lines, etc. A boundary survey will also show all recorded easements and any possible encroachements of anything crossing the property line or easements.
If I'm Purchasing Vacant Land Is It Still Important To Have A Survey Completed?
YES, you should verify exactly what the boundary of the property is and verify that nothing from the adjoining lots is encroaching onto the lot you’re purchasing.
If I Choose To Build On My Lot, Can The Survey Be Used By My Builder For Construction
YES, the survey completed for the purpose of purchasing real estate can be used for construction, and Benchmark Land Services can work with the builder/contractor on all phases of construction.
Will My Survey Indicate If My Property Is In A Flood Zone?
YES, the flood zone is determined for every survey completed by Benchmark Land Services and shown on the survey.
If My Property Is In A Flood Zone, Will An Elevation Certificate Be Completed?
If we’re asked to complete an elevation certificate with the survey then we will complete one. Simply being in a flood zone does not automatically generate an elevation certificate.