Three Things to Do to Prepare for Your Land Survey

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If you have just bought your property, have been arguing with your neighbors about property lines, or just want to ensure that you know exactly where your property lines are, you might have scheduled an appointment with a land surveyor. If so, consider following these simple tips to ensure that you are fully prepared for your land survey.

1. Gather Up Any Related Documents

First of all, you should know that a land surveyor uses a variety of tools to determine exactly where a property's boundary lines are located. One set of tools that your surveyor will need is all of the documentation that is available in regard to your property lines. If you have had previous land surveys done, if there is information on your deed of trust or other related documents, or if you have any other helpful documents that can provide information for your land surveyor, go ahead and gather them up now. Your surveyor might be able to gather these documents himself or herself, but doing so yourself can save you any unnecessary costs on having the survey done and can help the land surveyor get the job done more quickly.

2. Talk to Your Neighbors

If possible, talk to your neighbors about the fact that you are having a land survey done. Your land surveyor will need access to all of the corners of your property, so it's a good idea to talk to your neighbors now to ask their permission for your land surveyor to be on their land. He or she shouldn't have to be on anyone else's land for very long, but having permission for access can help make the survey go a lot more quickly and smoothly.

3. Put Away Your Dogs

If you have dogs, it's a good idea to come up with alternative arrangements for them while the land surveyor is there to ensure that they won't be in the yard. You don't want your land surveyor to be distracted by your dog when he or she should, in fact, be surveying your land. Confining your dog indoors, at a dog kennel, or elsewhere outside of your yard for the time of the survey is smart.

As you can see, there are a few steps that you can take to prepare yourself for your land survey with a company like Burget & Associates Inc. Follow these three tips, and you should be able to help the process go as quickly and smoothly as possible.

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