If you’re buying vacant land in Lake City or a nearby area, including timberland, cattle land or any other type of property, you may want to hire a surveyor to get a new survey.
Don’t make any decisions before you talk to your real estate agent, though. Here’s what you need to know about hiring a surveyor of your own.
Should You Hire a Surveyor if You’re Buying Land in Lake City?
Surveyors, like every other professional, charge to perform a service. The seller of the land you want to buy will probably provide you with an old survey, especially if you ask for one – but it might not be a good idea to just accept it as fact.
You can only rely on a survey that has your name on the surveyor’s certificate. No other party has the right to rely on the survey – and if there’s a mistake in it but your name’s not on it, you won’t have any recourse.
Talk to your real estate agent about whether you should hire your own surveyor. If not, you might want to have an existing survey (the one the seller has) remade for yourself.
Why It’s Important That You, the Buyer, Are Named as a Party on the Surveyor’s Certificate
If there are future boundary disputes or issues with the physical location of easements – or any other issues that might arise, you need your name on the surveyor’s certificate so you have legal recourse.
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