Arcamone Land Surveyors, LLC

Reasons for Obtaining a Survey

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

  • Give your buyer confidence in the purchase 
  • Allow your buyer to register the transaction at the Town Clerk's office 
  • Enable your buyer to make mortgage arrangements 
  • Verify to your buyer the size and extent of the property 
  • Avoid later legal disputes arising from inadequate or inaccurate property description 

You are buying property
You need to know what you're getting. Only a map of the  survey made by a licensed land surveyor can define what you've  purchased. Your surveyor will undertake the necessary research, survey  the property and prepare a survey map that will reveal:

  • Whether other people are entitled to partial use of your property through easements for utilities or rights-of-way 
  • Whether  fences, trees, buildings, gardens, embankments, driveways, walkways,  swimming pools, house additions and other property are within the proper  boundaries 
  • Whether your deed describes your property accurately 
  • Your  survey thus gives you a form of protection in addition to clarifying  what you've bought, since it will reveal any encroachments or other  irregularities that might be the cause of later legal disputes. In  addition, your surveyor can mark the exact corners of your property 

Building, Fencing, or Adding On
You need to protect your investment by making sure you  are building on your own property. A mis-located fence, driveway or  carport can cause legal problems and extra construction costs. Before  you build, let a licensed land surveyor determine your property  boundaries, replacing missing stakes if necessary. Allowing a surveyor  to mark the location of your building on site before construction begins  will also ensure that you meet setback requirements and other  restrictions enforced by the municipality in their zoning laws. Failure  to comply with zoning By-Laws could result in the loss of a future sale  if the purchasers have an up-to-date survey done. Mortgage lenders  generally do not advance money until zoning law infringements are  cleared up.

You are Subdividing
A licensed professional surveyor will: 

  • Check and insure extent of title and note planning restrictions, easements and other legalities
    Survey the site 
  • Consult with other consultants to carry out preliminary studies, Engineering, Planning & Environmental issues 
  • Draft a proposed subdivision plan 
  • Prepare final plans in conformation with other professionals

You are Refinancing or Obtaining a Mortgage 
A mortgage company, whether it be a bank, trust company  or others, usually requires a survey before they will lend money. Why is  this a necessity and why are you often asked for an up-to-date survey?  Do the lot size, building set backs, pool and fence locations meet with  local Zoning laws? The mortgage company will require the survey to  protect their investment. They want to be sure that the land and  buildings on which they are lending money are as described in the  documents which accompany the transaction. 

According to Connecticut law, only surveys made by licensed and  registered Land Surveyors are legal. Only registered Land Surveyors have  completed the academic requirements and practical training before  licensing. Only registered Land Surveyors are required to maintain the  necessary theoretical, practical, and ethical standards set by  legislation.