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