Buying a home in Brooklyn, NY, or anywhere in the vicinity of the borough, is both exciting as well as exhausting. It may seem like you have trudged through hundreds of homes and now, finally, you have found the perfect place to call home.
However, before signing off on any closing on the property, hiring Rampa Land Surveying P.C., to professionally and accurately survey the property is always a wise decision. There are several reasons why residential land surveys are so important for the buyer, and these reasons may be very helpful if you plan to add on to the home, build a garage or even change a fence.
The Problem With Fences and Estimates
It is not uncommon for older homes in the Brooklyn, NY, area to have fenced yards, particularly the back yard. Most homeowners assume these fences are on or very close to the property line, and in many cases, it is accepted as a fact that the fence location is accurate.
In reality, the fence may be inches to feet off of the property line, which is often found with professional residential land surveys. This deviation from the true property line may be in favor of the current property owner, or it may be in favor of a neighbor. Correcting this issue before you purchase the property saves a lot of headaches, potential legal costs, and conflicts once you take possession and move in.
If you plan to make changes or improvements near the boundaries of the new property, residential land surveys can also be of benefit in the future. By having the survey completed at the time of the purchase, buyers have a clear picture of the actual space they have to complete these improvements.
Let the experts at Rampa Land Surveying P.C complete a residential property survey before you buy. Not only does this provide clarity at the time of purchase, but it can save a lot of neighborhood conflict in the future. Before signing anything, give us a call at 718-925-3680.