Frequently Asked Questions
Will a Land Surveyor tell me what I own?
No. It is your responsibility to furnish the Surveyor with a legal description, current title report, or policy concerning the parcel that you want surveyed. The Surveyor will then locate the property on the ground, and provide you with a record of survey map showing the results of the survey.
Will I be shown if there are any encroachments on the property?
Yes, if you instruct the Land Surveyor to show encroachments on the area of concern to you.
Will I be shown if there are any easements on my property?
Yes, if you instruct the Surveyor to do so, and provide a current title report or title policy to use for this purpose. The Surveyor will supply a map, plat or exhibit showing this information.
How will I be shown what has been surveyed?
Corners of the property will be marked with stakes, pipes, or other such monuments with the Professional Land Surveyor's license number indicated thereon. The corners on the parcel will be pointed out to you, if requested. A survey drawing will be provided when these monuments are set, indicating dimensions of property lines, monuments, and other relative data as required by the Land Surveyors Act, the client, or others.
Why are there conflicting boundary and easement lines?
It is often true that boundary disputes and overlaps are a result of legal descriptions which were originally written and recorded without the benefit of the services of a Professional Land Surveyor. It is important to have these lines properly described and surveyed, if necessary, when property of easement lines are created or changed.