My backyard is fenced, front yard is between driveways and I was given a copy of an old survey…do I really need to get my own survey? The short answer is, yes. You don’t know if that fence was improperly located and is encroaching on your neighbor’s property…you don’t know if your property has any easements and you don’t know what has changed since the old survey was done. A property survey is basically an inspection of your properties legal boundaries and features such as easements, setbacks, restrictions and whether or not the property is located in a floodplain. It also provides and accurate measurement of the properties size which can help in determining the lands value. These are all things that affect your use of the property and can become major problems if not known in advance. Save yourself the headaches and get a survey.                

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