Most people understand that they have to complete a land title survey when they are buying a house. However, what many homeowners don't understand is that land title surveys are important at many other times as well. No matter how long you have owned your home, it can be advantageous to schedule a survey. Here are a few of the many benefits you'll get from it.
Clear Corner Markings
Your property's corner markings will all be updated. If any of the markers have been damaged or destroyed or were placed incorrectly during the last survey, you will have updated, accurate markings of exactly where your property corners are located.
If there are any easements on the property, you cannot guarantee that they were accurately marked in the last survey. In addition, sometimes easements are added later or change over time. When you have a property survey done, you can be sure that the easements are accurate and comprehensive based on the latest available information.
Details Property Improvements
Any property improvements you have made near the property line since you purchased the home will be clearly reflected in the new survey. For example, if you have added a fence around the perimeter of the property, the measurements of the fence and its distance from the property line will all be defined on the survey.
Provides Boundaries For Further Improvements
If you haven't yet put a fence up on your property but have been wanting to, a land title survey is an important investment. The survey will provide you not only with a clear map of your property's boundaries but also with updated markers around the property for your fence company to follow.
Supports Your Legal Defense
Sometimes, homeowners run into issues with neighbors trying to encroach on their land. If this happens to you, it can be frustrating to say the least. However, if you have a recent land title survey, you'll have clear documentation of your property lines with which to defend your position in court should it come to that. Without the land survey, it may be left to the results of a prior survey on file, and the property lines may have changed since then.
Land title surveys aren't just beneficial when you are buying a home. Even as an existing homeowner, it can be advantageous for you to get a land title survey done periodically. Contact a company that provides ALTA land title surveys for more information.