Building either a residential home or development or a commercial enterprise on any property in Queens, NY, is a big undertaking. There are many different steps to complete, and there are a variety of professionals involved in the process, depending on the specific type of construction.
One professional who should be involved in all types of new construction projects is a construction surveyor. At Rampa Land Surveying, P.C, we are available to address your surveying needs and explain the importance of a professional survey. Just call us at 718-925-3680 for more information.
Some of the reasons we recommend the services of a Construction Surveyor are provided below. Keep in mind, most lenders for both residential and commercial construction and purchases will require a location survey as well as other documentation we can provide as the land surveyor.
Accuracy of Property Boundaries
It is not uncommon in Queens, NY, or throughout the boroughs, for current property lines to be inaccurate. Fences can be neighboring properties, making the property appear larger, or they can be too far inside the property line, reducing your usable space.
This is not just an issue about specific property lines, but it also impacts any potential issues that may cause disputes that can impact the building project. Legal issues may hold up construction, which has an impact on commercial as well as residential building value.
Older properties in the area may also be incorrectly described on documentation. This can occur for several reasons, but having our experienced construction surveyor provide a survey can highlight any boundary issues, encroachments, or errors in the legal description.
We also complete research into the property, including drainage, the presence of groundwater flow, the need to be in compliance with NYSDEC for environmental easements and to ensure you have the necessary ALTA/NSPS land title survey that is required for the sale of commercial real estate.