Hiring a Land Surveyor—What You Need to Know About It

Important things to remember when hiring a Land Surveyor

 

Land SurveyorWhen we hire somebody, we pay them good money to do what we need them to do. This is why it’s very important that we only hire the best.

We need to look for someone who will give us the best service. After all, we don’t want to pay good money in exchange for lousy service.

When it comes to hiring a land surveyor, there are a few things that we need to keep in mind. Here are some guidelines to help you out.

In order to look for the best, you need to have a group to choose from. Start by looking for land surveying companies in your area. Check the internet, the newspaper and the yellow pages for these. Make a list together with their phone number, email address and other contact information.

The next step is to make sure that the person you’re contacting is a licensed land surveyor. They should be able to show you a copy of their license or you could also check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there are any complaints against the company or the person you’re planning to hire.

It’s also very important to make sure that you get someone whom you’ll be comfortable working with. To find out, meet or call the land surveyor you’re considering. Ask him/her questions, and see how he answers you.

This allows you to check a few things including how knowledgeable he is, how comfortable he is working with you (and vice- versa) and if he is the right person to do the job.

Before signing a contract with anybody, make sure that you thoroughly read it and that you understand it. Read everything, including the fine print. Also make sure that there are no hidden charges and that you get all the services that you’ll pay for.

Remember that you’ll be legally bound when you sign a contract, so make sure that you completely understand it to prevent problems in the future.

Hiring a land surveyor shouldn’t be a problem. Just make sure to hire someone who will give you what you pay for to get the best value out of your money.

Talladega Land Surveying – Contact us for a certified and professional land surveyor.

Why You SHOULD Have a Land Survey Completed Before Purchasing Land?

Buying land, whether commercial or residential, is often a high-priced endeavor, despite the fact that prices have eased somewhat lately.

This is exactly why looking for piece of land that you want and making a proposal for it without performing a land survey within the area might well be the greatest mistake you can make.

Here’s why it’s vital that you have land surveying done first:

Land surveyors can assess if you’re actually getting what you’re gonna pay for. What this means is find out whether or not the sidewalks, trees, driveways and even the bird bath is part of the property you’re intending to buy.

Land surveying would also determine if the neighbors are encroaching into the property, which will then mean you’re going to have problems later on with your neighbors. Employing land surveyor doesn’t only mean they figure out what you’re getting or otherwise not getting – land surveyors are the experts, and they can help with building regulations, wetland regulations, etc.

Remember that these regulations can change anytime, but land surveyors ought to be updated on these regulations, or they can refer you to an individual who is.

Land SurveySuppose the existing landowner (the one selling the land) can provide you with old land survey documents?

You should still hire your land surveyor to see whether the boundary monuments are still in position. Also, land surveying done several years back would possibly not show recent changes to the land. If the existing survey is older than about a decade, you must get a new survey.

Technology and surveying standards are both far better now and may give you more confidence in the survey work.

Second, that survey was completed for that owner. He could have instructed the surveyor not to show specific things on the drawing. At least have a land surveyor get out there and study the parcel with this survey in hand. We have seen numerous cases where a whole new land survey would save the buyer thousands so don’t be a victim.

I’ve heard many people say having a land surveyor is nothing but unnecessary expense. I’ll tell you what’s unnecessary: the stress caused by paying a lot of money for something and finding yourself not receiving whatever you were expecting. If you’re smart, you’d hire a qualified land surveyor before making any land purchases.

Welcome to Talladega Land Surveying

Welcome to Talladega Land Surveying‘s website. This site is intended to provide you with information on Land Surveying in the Talladega, Sylacauga & Lincoln,AL and Talladega County area of Alabama. If you’re looking for a Talladega Land Surveyor, you’ve come to the right site.

If you’d rather talk to someone about your land surveying needs, please call  256-854-9503 today. For more information, please continue to read.

Land Surveyors are professionals who measure and make precise measurements to determine the size and boundaries of a piece of real estate.  While this is a simplistic definition, boundary surveying is one of the most common types of surveying related to home- and land- owners. If you fall into one of the following categories, please click on the appropriate link for more information on that subject:

  1. I need to know where my property corners or property lines are. (Boundary Survey)
  2. I have a loan closing or re-finance coming up on my home in a subdivision. (Lot Survey)
  3. I need a map of my property with contour lines to show elevation differences for my architect or engineer. (Topo Survey)
  4. I’ve just been told I’m in a flood zone or I ‘ve been told I need an elevation certificate in order to obtain flood insurance or prove I don’t need it. (Flood Survey)
  5. I’m purchasing a lot/house in a recorded subdivision. (Lot Survey – See Boundary Survey)
  6. I’m purchasing a larger tract of land, acreage, that hasn’t been subdivided in the past. (Boundary Survey)
  7. I need to get some location and grades set on a construction project. (Construction Survey )
  8. I need a survey of a commercial or multi-family site that meets the ALTA Land Title Survey requirements. (ALTA Survey)

If your needs don’t fall into one of the above, don’t worry, we’ll get to the bottom of it. CALL Talladega Land Surveying TODAY at 256-854-9503 OR better yet, fill out a Contact Form request to discuss your survey needs.