Perform Your Own Home Property Survey

Perform your own home property survey: finding property markers saves you time, expense and trouble, including how to read a property description, preparing for the search, and surveying fieldwork.


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MOTHER's HANDBOOK: Finding property markers saves your time, expense and trouble when you perform your own home property survey. 

Perform Your Own Home Property Survey

Because I live in the country and have done some surveying, I am often being asked about property boundaries. The questions are varied: "How much does a surveyor cost?" "Can I do it myself?" "What equipment do I need?" "What do my property corners look like?" "What are the laws concerning surveying and property boundaries?" "Where are my property records?" People ask these questions, not from a desire to fence and post their land, but because of pride of ownership, the desire for knowledge, or — sometimes — to protect themselves from the threat of encroachment.

Take my friend up the road. For years, he had lived peacefully on his 20-acre farm. Then a smooth operator bought the property next door, and subdivision plans began looming on his boundaries. My friend ended up paying a surveyor $1,500 — just to ensure that the new neighbor's ambitions wouldn't include any of his farm.

A thin line separates the smooth operators of this world from those of you who prefer to live and let live — the boundary line of your property. Your right to build or farm, your right to live on land the way you see fit, even your family dog's right to roam at will — all stop at that line. This article will tell you everything you need to know to find it, on the ground . If the thought of doing your own home property survey scares you, don't worry. You don't have to be a genius to find your property boundaries — just a detective.



Knowing how to find your own property markers can save you time, expense, and trouble. But be aware that there's a big difference between finding established lines and setting new ones (or adjusting incorrect old ones). Only a licensed surveyor is legally qualified to set or move lines.

How to Read a Property Description

You've heard it said that the job isn't over till the paperwork is done? In this job, the paperwork comes first. Don't set foot outside until you have in hand every document that could help. First on the list is the portion of your property deed called the legal description : the description in words of your property lines. And before you can understand how to decode that description, you must learn which of the two common surveying methods applies to your property. One is the metes and bounds method; the other is the public land survey system.

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3/3/2021 9:22:40 AM

Reading through these comments it's amazing the number of people who closed a transaction WITHOUT a survey. Although in my opinion you people get what you deserve, in my experience you people are ALWAYS the ones crying loudest. Ya'll never heard about "caveat emptor"? lol


jennifer
10/7/2020 12:54:38 AM

i need help and cant find it.. my neighbor is cooking meth the cops and one judge that i know off are all friends my neighbor had his friend survey his land n took half my land i cant find a lawyer to help us. then he had his cop friend sight my wife with 4 tickets saying she physically and verbally threatened him we have wittnesses but that dont seem to help no one in my neighborhood like kris bloom bc of all the issues he causes and now he is verbally abusing my kids if anyone cant help me plz i am begging you call me or text me or e mail me at batchelder1981@gmail.com 716 353 0564 my name is jennifer


jennifer
10/7/2020 12:54:38 AM

i need help and cant find it.. my neighbor is cooking meth the cops and one judge that i know off are all friends my neighbor had his friend survey his land n took half my land i cant find a lawyer to help us. then he had his cop friend sight my wife with 4 tickets saying she physically and verbally threatened him we have wittnesses but that dont seem to help no one in my neighborhood like kris bloom bc of all the issues he causes and now he is verbally abusing my kids if anyone cant help me plz i am begging you call me or text me or e mail me at batchelder1981@gmail.com 716 353 0564 my name is jennifer







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