Emphasizing The Importance of Land Surveying

While land surveying may not be one of the most glamorous parts of buying property, it sure is one of the most important. But why? In short, surveying the land will help you determine your properties boundary lines and the extent of your ownership. Surveying gives you a clear -cut understanding of the crucial process behind responsible land development and will be a necessary tool for your building journey.

Land surveying

WHY DO I NEED MY LAND SURVEYED?
If you are looking to renovate and extend your home or subdivide, it is important you understand what land is yours to do so with. Having a land survey conducted will allow you the information to best maximise the space and don’t forget, it is required by law! It’s important to understand there are a whole host of different zones that allow for different land uses to be conducted including overlays such as wildfire, heritage and vegetation protection. Furthermore, local provisions such as minimum and maximum land size for subdivision, building heights and plot ratio may have an impact on your building plans so it is important your survey results pre-determine these to save you the hassle. Once your land is surveyed the surveyor will draw up a plan.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT DOWN THE TRACK?
Though land surveying may be a tedious task, it can help to prevent a world of problems you may face in the future. Encroachments on your property may become an issue later like having a neighbour’s fence or even building structure erected on your land as the boundaries aren’t clear. Land surveying will also help to determine if any of your properties corners are missing which will significantly aid you when building fences and prevent the mistake of building on your neighbour’s land. One small task now can save you a world of financial pain down the track.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND WHO SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Like most professions, costs for a land survey will vary from person to person and company to company. It is important you undertake the necessary research to find a surveyor right for you. Land surveying for an average property will typically set you back $500 and can extend to $1000 if it is a large-scale and complex area. It is important to use a licensed surveyor as they are the only person legally entitled to mark the boundaries of your property and be liable for the results. A licensed surveyor will define your land and upon request will provide a certified plan that confirms the work has been completed correctly.

IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO BE AWARE OF?
Property surveys will give insight into the exact location of underground telephone wires, cables and drains. This information will be vital as a utility company may have the right to use a portion of your property for the upkeep of power lines. Before construction or excavation begins, knowing the location of underground cables is crucial.

Are you in the process of buying a house and land package but aren’t sure about the process? The team at iBuildNew is here to help! Give us a call on 1800 184 284 or book a call for a free consultation!

Breanna Taylor

Breanna Taylor is a third-year journalism and PR student studying at Swinburne University in Hawthorn. She has a strong passion for interior design and a growing interest in property development and renovation.

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