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 are on the property.
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 site with survey monuments.
“The quality of their work is excellent and they have been responsive to schedule deadlines. They also have the depth in staffing that allows us to contract for services and complete the work in response to tough client demands. I would highly recommend Garcia Surveyors.” — G. Simon, P.E. - Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd.