Why use this Surveyor for Land, Easement and Subdivision Surveys?
Improvements: Land Surveys done by this surveyor show all improvements within and adjacent to the subject survey. Improvements include houses, barns, sheds, driveways, sidewalks, curb and gutter, fences, rivers, creeks, ditches and visible utilities.
Why are improvements Important? The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is also worth its weight in gold. Improvements along boundaries reflect occupation and lines of possession that a property owner believes he or she owns. This information is very helpful in establishing claim of ownership especially if the deeded title is not clear. Improvements also uncover any encroachments into or from adjacent property owners. Such encroachments over time may result in adverse claims.
Research: Land Survey plats done by this surveyor show reference to the research done and used to establish the boundaries of a survey. Research shown on the plat references recording and/or filing information of existing land survey plats, subdivision survey plats, highway right-of-way maps, Bureau of Land Management Plats, and conveyances such as deeds and easements. Research may also show any quiet title suits that have been done by previous owners or by adjacent property owners.
Why show Research? The research shown on this surveyor’s plat is shown primarily to minimize survey conflicts. A reference may be shown on the plat to indicate that no conflict exists with an existing survey or deed description, also a land surveyor that may be conducting a survey for an adjacent property owner can use the research information from this surveyor’s plat. This information will assist in establishing the boundaries for his survey and will help with the understanding of how this surveyor established the boundaries of his survey. Research shown on this surveyor’s plat also assists title companies with their search and helps a client’s attorney by listing recording information on the plat for documents that are essential if a civil action becomes necessary.