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Col's Construction Blog

Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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Should You Hire a Land Surveyor? 3 Reasons Why You Might Need One

Ethan Burton

Understanding your boundaries is very important in real estate. Sadly, not many homeowners know the exact bounds of their property. After a complication comes up, people start looking for professional land surveyors to resolve the dispute. 

The best time to understand your land's actual boundary is before complications arise. When you survey beforehand, you can best plan how to utilize the land, avoid legal issues and stay within what the zoning laws allow. You will also need a land surveyor for these three other reasons.

When Thinking About Extending Your Home

Everyone believes that their home is ideal for their needs when they first buy it. However, as time goes by and the family grows, space might shrink, leaving you with no option other than to extend the home. If you are thinking about installing a granny flat or making an actual extension, start by getting a surveyor.

They will help you figure out your actual property lines and protect you from unnecessary disputes with the neighbours. If you start the extension project and figure out that you have infringed on a neighbour's property, you might have to bring it down. To avoid these losses and any bad blood between you and your neighbours, get the land surveyed beforehand.

When You Want to Fence Your Property

A fence is the first and most crucial access control point for your property. It gives your home privacy and keeps pets and small animals inside the home. Typically, homeowners erect their fences on the property line. However, you can only know where your property line lies after having a professional carry out a proper property line survey for you.

If you erect a fence without knowing the actual boundary, you might end up encroaching on the neighbouring property or a road reserve. A surveyor helps you avoid all these disputes and also understand the actual square footage of your land.

When You Want to Develop the Land

The third circumstance when you might need a land surveyor's services is when you want to develop your land. The surveyor will help you understand the zoning requirements, city council overlays and servicing constraints. When you have this information, you will start the development process from the point of information.

Look for a competent land surveyor to establish the boundaries and definition of your lot of land before transacting or developing it. Surveyors will help you avoid complications and speed up the development process.