SURVEY SAYS?! WHAT IS A SURVEY?



A property diagram that indicates legal the boundaries of your property and its improvements. A good survey needs to include the legal description, property boundaries and the location of any improvements such as buildings, driveways or fences. A survey should also identify any easements, building setbacks, encroachments or other restrictions on the property. The Title Company often relies on the written legal description of the property created and placed on the survey by the Surveyor, because properties often lack visual boundary markers. In this case the Surveyor will set or find iron rods in the ground at the corners, marking them with small plastic flags. Another job of the surveyor is to determine whether or not your home is in a floodplain. This documents is called an Elevation Certificate, which includes your home's floor elevation as well as the lowest and highest ground elevations near the house.



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