If you own property in New York, you need to know where your boundary lines are. If you don’t understand exactly where your boundary lines are and have the ability to prove it, conflicts can arise. To avoid problems with neighbors or commercial builders, schedule a boundary survey.
Scalice is the go-to boundary surveying specialist in New York. With over 20 years of experience, our team delivers fast and detailed reports at competitive prices. Complete our online contact form to connect with our boundary surveying team now.
What Is a Boundary Survey?
A boundary survey, also known as a mortgage or title survey, is a standard plot outline. It establishes the perimeter of a property and ensures it matches its legal description. A completed boundary survey is a legal document. In New York, all professional surveys are insured by the New York State Licensure.
The survey outlines plot dimensions as well as permanent property improvements. This includes:
- Swimming pools
- Outdoor sheds
A survey team uses this information to generate a detailed sketch that defines the property’s boundaries. To complete the design, the surveyor must research the deed and survey the land. The final product includes a:
- Detailed plot sketch
- Written property description
- Notes about additional structures
- Explanation of how the boundaries were defined
- Plot recommendations
When Do You Need to Hire a Boundary Surveyor?
Homeowners, building companies, and property managers may commission a boundary survey before building, buying, expanding, or dividing property. A boundary survey saves people time and money by avoiding encroachment disputes and potential lawsuits.
There are many reasons you should get a boundary survey. In New York, landowners legally must hire a land surveyor before purchasing a house or constructing work on a property. In addition to performing a boundary survey, your land surveying team can also perform a construction layout to ensure a smooth renovation.
A mortgage lender or title company uses boundary surveys to ensure a property does not encroach on a neighboring plot of land. Many mortgage lenders require a boundary survey before signing off on loans.
Inaccurate Surveys Cause Land Boundary Problems
Whether you own private or commercial property, let an experienced and well-trained team handle your boundary report.
A poorly conducted land survey leads to encroachment disputes between neighbors, which can result in a civil lawsuit or title defect. Inaccurate reporting also causes builders to violate local codes.
Our team of qualified surveying specialists takes their time producing error-free boundary reports. We utilize innovative surveying equipment for efficient processes, and our quality control team works diligently to ensure total accuracy. When we produce final plans, our customers know they are receiving a reliable land survey.
How Are Boundary Surveys Done?
The boundary survey process starts by performing research in the county where the deed is registered. A property surveyor reviews historical land records for the specific plot as well as the surrounding ones. The surveyor may need to consult with municipal officers to ensure accurate boundary line reporting.
A land surveyor consults with local municipalities to gather accurate information about the deed. Once complete, a survey tech will conduct field research. The surveyor explores the plot, marks property corners, and gathers additional measurements.
After the research is complete, the surveying team can analyze the collected data and generate a detailed property design. It includes acreage, encroachments, and easements. The finalized survey is drafted, sealed, and stamped.
Our Property Surveying Process
Our property line surveying process begins by performing extensive registry research. Our surveyors consult with all necessary entities to ensure 100% deed accuracy. This may include:
- Municipal offices
- State agencies
- Historical societies
- Neighboring property owners
- County commissioner offices
- Other land surveyors
The surveyor uses this data to establish land boundaries and lot dimensions. Next, the surveyor travels to the site to examine the land, locate permanent structures, establish property corners, and map property lines. Our technicians use these details to prepare a comprehensive sketch.
Our surveyors analyze the property data to ensure all measurements are correct. Once complete, our quality control team reviews the draft and prepares the final plan. The report is sent to customers via email for immediate access.
How Are Boundary Survey Costs Calculated?
Boundary survey costs depend on a variety of factors and therefore are priced on a case-by-case basis. Determining the survey’s cost typically depends on the property’s:
A land surveying company may also consider the time of year when establishing a price. If the property’s state, county, or town includes more regulations, surveyors may charge a higher fee to perform additional research.
Contact Us to Schedule a Boundary Survey
Scalice Land Surveying is the boundary surveying team you can trust. Our diligent reporting guarantees customers receive error-free plans at competitive prices. We are happy to answer your questions about boundary surveys in New York.
If you need a boundary survey, we are the ones for the job. Contact us to learn more about our surveying process now. Our experienced crews are ready to get to work on your property.