Do I really need a survey?

Land surveying is a service that people rarely need, but when the need does arise a little background information on land surveying can help you avoid costly mistakes. You should have a survey done anytime you have boundary changes or land division, ownership transfer, erection of fences or structures that are related to a property boundary. Be aware that land ownership records on file may contradict adjoining and adjacent property descriptions. Gaps and overlaps are not uncommon and a Registered Land Surveyor can help you sort out the true land boundary. Often times boundary lines are taken for granted, be sure that you know where your property boundaries are. The fees of a Registered Land Surveyor will cost you less in time, money and worry when it comes time to buy a strip of your neighbor's land, move improvements or defend a lawsuit.