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FAQ

See below for answers to commonly asked questions

 

SELLING PROPERTY?

You may have to provide the buyer with an up-to-date survey of your property in order to:

  • Give your buyer confidence in the purchase.

  • Verify the size and extent of your property for the buyer.

  • Avoid later legal disputes arising from an inadequate or inaccurate property description.

BUYING PROPERTY?

You need to know what you're purchasing and know the boundaries of your land before you buy it.. Only a survey map made by a licensed land surveyor can depict what you are purchasing. We will perform research, survey the property and prepare a survey map that will reveal:

  • If there are rights of others to use your property through easements for utilities or rights-of-way.

  • The location of improvements such as buildings, fences, driveways, walkways, and swimming pools.

  • Potential encroachments that may cause disputes, such as a fence or driveway of a neighboring property.

  • Whether or not the legal description correctly describes the property.

REFINANCING OR OBTAINING A MORTGAGE?

A lender normally requires a current survey before they will approve the loan. Why is this necessary?  The lender may require the survey in order to protect their investment. They want to be sure that the land and buildings on which they are lending money correspond with the title documents that accompany the transaction.

BUILDING A FENCE OR AN ADDITION TO YOUR HOME?

You should protect your investment by ensuring you are building on your own property. A mislocated fence, driveway or carport can cause legal problems and extra construction costs. Baxter Land Surveying work with you, the contractor and the municipality to ensure that your improvements are constructed in the correct location, eliminating conflicts from improperly placed improvements.

YOU ARE SUBDIVIDING?

Baxter Land Surveying will:

  • Check record title, planning restrictions, easements, and other land planning issues

  • Survey the site

  • Engage with other consultants to carry out preliminary studies, engineering, planning, and environmental issues

  • Prepare a subdivision map

  • Mark the proposed improvements on the ground for construction

HOW MUCH DOES A SURVEY COST?

Fees for surveys are determined on an individual basis. Much depends on the purpose of the survey, the research required and the time involved to complete all tasks. We will work with you to identify the scope of work anticipated. Click here to get a quote

(845) 621-8562

(914) 962-2689 (Westchester)

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