What Does a Property Surveyor Do?

What Does a Property Surveyor Do?

Posted by Billy Peshke on Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 8:15am.

Property Surveyors, sometimes referred to as land Surveyors, play a vital role in the real estate world. They are the professionals who determine or confirm the exact boundaries of a property. Will you need to deal with a Property Surveyor when selling your home? 

You likely will. Sometimes the mortgage lender will ask for a land survey, especially if your property is older and hasn’t changed hands in many years. You will also be asked for one by the buyer in the purchase contract. It clarifies the size and boundaries of your property – or if significant changes have been made to it in recent years. This is nothing to be concerned about as it is part of selling a property.

A qualified Property Surveyor will do the appropriate inspection and measurements on your property and issue you the survey. (It looks a little like a blueprint.) Property Surveyors are highly trained and licensed. In the United States, the profession is represented by the National Society of Professional Surveyors, with each state having its own governing body. In Canada, Professional Surveyors Canada (PSC) represents the profession nationally, and most provinces have their own professional associations.

Before getting a new land survey, make sure you don’t already have one. Hopefully, you’ve stored the paperwork that relates to the purchase of your home. Look through it. A valid land survey might be right there. If you are not sure if yours needs an update, just ask us. 

 If you have questions about land surveys, call the Peshke Real Estate team today. Billy Peshke can be reached at 403-466-8353 and Yasin Peshke at 403-681-0319.

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