When you purchase residential property, you should obtain a survey conducted by a licensed surveyor. A survey provides you with a visual of your property by mapping out the boundary lines and location of physical structures. It indicates where setbacks and utilities are located. A survey will provide a map of any easements, encroachments and rights-of ways. A survey can help uncover any potential violations of laws, codes or ordinances, and any other issues that could materially affect the value of the property. Additionally, obtaining a survey will often ensure that your title insurance policy will include fewer exceptions. Contact your attorney for additional questions regarding surveys.
– Emily A. Helmick, Esq.