How much does a lot survey cost?
Lot surveys, Boundary surveys, Property surveys, all terms you might hear or use to describe a survey of your property whether it is vacant, developed, a business or needs developing.
So how much does a lot survey cost?
The simple answer is, they vary. Think of your property like a finger print, you can not draw a precise finger print by simply understanding the basic concept of what a finger print looks like. The artist approaches the task of drawing a precise finger print by studying the finger print, the curves, the scars and all the different angles and spacing of each individual plot of skin which makes that fingerprint yours. So when your surveyor approaches your property he needs to study the property; the title, the history, previous surveys, the landscape, and much more depending on where each piece of information leads him. After your surveyor does all the research from an office stand point they will then give you a quote, estimate, or fee for doing the survey. Once you have officially hired your surveyor, that is when the surveyors adventure begins as he begins to recover your property corners and adjoining/adjacent properties corners which may have been used to create your property. This is the part of our job that caused us to fall in love with our trade.
Cost is affected by several factors:
Does your property require a Corner Record?
Does your property require a Record of Survey?
Has your property been surveyed before?, If so when?
How well does the survey map match what is found in the field?
Does your property need to be recreated from surrounding surveys due to significant loss of original monuments?
These are just a few of the basic questions that run through the mind of your surveyor as they tackle the task of giving you a quote.
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