Are Surveys Required?
With the popularity of title insurance purchasers often do not insist on getting a survey. A survey is part of a real property report which describes the exact location of the house, fencing, pavement, decks, garages and swimming pools. It is a useful document in conjunction with the title search to give the homeowners a good idea of what he or she is about to acquire by completing the purchase of the property.
Along with the title insurance, the purchaser should request the vendor to provide an existing survey for the home. The advantages of having a survey include:
- Information regarding lot size and boundaries, should the purchaser consider an addition to the home in future.
- Information regarding the size and exact boundaries that may help clarify any encroachment issues or easements on the property.
Condominium Purchasers need not worry about getting a survey since the Condo plan surveys are always available in the land registry system.