Land surveys are of utmost importance when purchasing new land or building anything new on your land. If you are seeking a loan to buy a piece of property, your lender will almost certainly require that the land be surveyed. If you are building anything new near the property line, such as a fence or a shed, getting a survey done can keep you out of expensive legal trouble. Fortunately, you can learn how to get a land survey by following a few steps.
Learn how to turn a deed description into a physical plat that you can pinpoint on a map with this guide to platting the land of your ancestors. Covers land surveys which follow the indiscriminate survey system, otherwise known as metes and bounds.