A boundary survey is an important component of pre-construction due diligence. The boundary survey establishes the perimeter of a property as it relates to a site’s legal description.
Partner’s team will coordinate a boundary survey from a licensed land surveyor, who will review recorded documents and do a physical inspection to determine the physical boundary of the site. A record of survey will be filed with any relevant agencies as required to help determine if there are any encroachments on or over the site boundary. If this is the case, our team can facilitate a resolution such as establishing an easement or boundary line agreement.
A boundary survey is recommended before buying, subdividing, improving, or building on land. Surveying the parcel before these activities ensures that the expense and frustration of defending a lawsuit, moving a building, or resolving a boundary dispute can be avoided. Determining the location of legal land ownership lines may minimize real estate transactional risk and are required by many title and lending companies to minimize risk of their transaction.
The boundary survey is based on two key components: land records research and a field survey. Document research includes review of available records including title certificates, deeds, part surveys, easements, and subdivision maps. Once the historic boundaries of the property have been identified, the land surveyor will take physical measurements of the site. Both sets of data are then compared to determine if there are any discrepancies.
Partner Engineering and Science’s network of local surveyors can utilize conventional electronic total stations, robotic instrumentation, and GPS technology to conduct the land survey element of the boundary survey. Technology advances have improved the accuracy of surveying. Partner’s expertise, in conjunction with state-of-the-art instrumentation, computers, and software, results in high-quality, cost-effective professional services for our clients.
Property lines as defined in a professional land survey conducted by the contracted licensed surveyor become recognized as the legal boundaries of the property.