Even the best neighbors can quickly turn against each other when property lines and land boundaries are involved. As a property owner, you know you have a right to your own land, no matter what your neighbor says—and you’ll do anything to prove it. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly difficult to make your neighbor understand that the land is rightfully yours. That’s where land surveying comes in. A professional land surveyor in Idaho can quickly identify the property line so you will know the exact boundary lines of your land.
Here are answers to some common questions about hiring land surveyors.
When is a survey needed to solve a property line dispute?
Most homeowners tend to put little thought into where exactly their property begins and ends, until it becomes a major issue. This can happen when a neighbor disputes the current perceived line, or when a finance company requests an accurate size of the property before they’ll consider approving a loan.
A land survey is most commonly needed, though, when there is a change of ownership. You might not be content with accepting that an old fence is the end of the property when you want to install a storage shed or build a new addition. If you’re wrong, and proceed with the project anyway, you could be faced with having to pay additional money to have the new addition removed and rebuilt in the correct location. A land survey can also be beneficial even if it’s not influenced by a potential conflict, as many cities and counties will only issue a building permit if a current land survey of the property is on file.
How can a land surveyor in Idaho solve a property dispute?
A professional land surveyor is licensed and experienced in establishing true property lines both quickly and efficiently. When you hire a land surveyor, they will measure the property using high-tech GPS equipment that is incredibly accurate to create an official report and map that provides the complete details on your property. During this process, the licensed land surveyor may identify areas where your neighbor has already encroached upon your property, or may even identify a missing property corner. Only a land surveyor can legally establish the true property lines that will be officially recognized by your local recorder. By hiring a land surveyor in Idaho, you’ll be taking an important step to help protect your investment.
Why hire a professional to do this?
It doesn’t matter how great of deal your brother’s friend thinks he can get you on a land survey if it’s not correct. A survey completed by a licensed professional will meet both your needs and any legal requirements established by the state. Plus, a registered land surveyor is required to carry their own insurance, so you’ll have the peace of mind knowing you’re always covered if something were to go wrong.
Ready to get started? Contact a professional registered land surveyor in Idaho at Mason & Stanfield, Inc. to learn more about how we can help settle your property dispute.