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A professional property line survey may save you money. It might sound odd that you need to spend money to save it, but this can be true. Do you always need one? Well, that’s another question.

At Fence Supply Online we often get asked about professional property line surveys. Our clients are sometimes unaware of the need for one and scratch their heads when we ask them about the survey. There are circumstances when you do need a professional property line survey. Knowing what one is and when you need it may help you decide.

We asked our resident experts to come up with a few suggestions and tips for the clients. They thought it best to define what a survey was and when you may need one. After a lot of arguing and agreeing, they came up with a list.

Included in knowing what one is and when you need a professional property line survey is:

  • What is a professional property line survey?
  • When do you need one?
  • When don’t you need one?
  • What happens when you don’t get a professional property line survey?

Let’s take a closer look at each point.

What is a professional property line survey?

A property line survey will tell you exactly where the boundaries of your property lie. A professional one is when you pay a qualified person to do the survey. You can take out a map and guess where the lines are, but we don’t recommend it.

Many companies offer a professional property line survey. Always, always ensure that the company you use is approved by the state and follows the guidelines.

Do not be afraid to ask the surveyor for their qualifications.

When do you need one?

If you are building a fence on your property boundaries, you need to know where the borders with other homes lie. If there is an existing fence, then you need not worry, but double-check the maps just in case.

On a newly built property, you will need to carry out a professional property survey. Most banks and mortgage companies insist on one when you buy a new home.

If you have any doubts about where your boundaries lie, then get the professionals on site.

When don’t you need one?

Smaller properties, where you already have a fence in place, may not need a survey.

When erecting a new fence, you will still need to make sure all is okay with your plans, and do not forget to dial 811 before you dig.

Be careful what lies underneath.

What happens when you don’t get a professional property line survey?

We hear plenty of horror stories around fence building mistakes.

Building a fence on a neighbor’s property is not a good idea, and it usually has to come down. Installing one on a site of historical importance is another big problem.

Calling in the professionals may save you time and money.

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