In a national review of the cost of land surveying for private property, most homeowners ended up paying between $330 and $670, with the national average coming in at about $500. The cost can vary depending on the location and size of the property, as well as the service you choose. The benefits of choosing to use a land surveying service include determining the physical and legal boundaries of your property and receiving certified documentation to prove it, which is incredibly beneficial and often necessary when you’re considering renovations, additions, or changes to your land or home.
Land surveys by certified surveyors are legally binding, which prevents a great deal of headaches and stress by heading off any legal disputes or lawsuits. The cost may be difficult to swallow for those looking to stick to a strict budget, but it’s absolutely worth the cost. You can’t always depend on real estate listings or fences to tell you where your property truly begins and ends, and if you miscalculate and attempt construction without verifying your property lines, you could end up in a legal mess that will certainly creep far beyond the $500 price tag.
It’s not uncommon to believe your property is larger than it actually us, and it can lead to a lot of headbutting and uncomfortable confrontations with neighbors. This sort of thing doesn’t just affect existing homes, either – it can also affect new construction. It’s wise to have the full scope of exactly what you’re getting when you purchase new land and begin planning construction. Getting caught up in bureaucracy and red tape can be very costly. Anything from HVAC units to fencing can be placed improperly, leading to frustrating hiccups in development.
The full cost of land surveying depends on your terrain, the size of you land, and the amount of labor performed by the certified surveyor, which can include their research and travel fees. Land survey companies typically cross-check their findings with past records, as well. If you’d like an estimate for your property, please reach out to us anytime.