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Why Land Surveys are Essential: Protecting Your Property and Avoiding Conflicts

June 19, 2023 | Aliza Aviles

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Whether you’re buying or building a new home, or you’re a real estate pro helping a homebuyer make an important decision on their home, you should know one of the first and most important steps of the process is to have a land survey completed. But what is a land survey?




A land survey is responsible for establishing land and water boundaries and corners of a parcel of land. Establishing these boundaries is vital for a homeowner, as it is important to know where your property is legally positioned should you want to add onto the land.


Knowing the boundaries of your property helps you avoid conflict with your neighbors as well when it comes to making home improvements. If your neighbor decides to dispute it, you’ll have solid proof of where your property begins and ends, ensuring your right to make changes.





A land survey is also useful for detailing everything that exists on the land, like fences and buildings. This will allow the surveyor to discover if any of these additions are in violation of state law. This protects you as a buyer and provides you with important information that can help you avoid inheriting any violations.


In Florida, the state’s environmental characteristics require careful examination since these conditions can dictate whether you’ll be able to add onto the land or not. A land survey with reveal the utilities present on the property, such as sewer systems, utility poles, and power cables. Buyers should be aware of these details if they plan on adding future improvements, like a swimming pool.


Performing a land survey can help buyers divide land into smaller parcels. This is useful if you want to increase the total value of the land. You could also sell or rent out homes on the land, providing you with passive income.


Investing in a land survey means investing in peace of mind, knowing that your property is accurately established and protected.


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