As you read this, thousands upon thousands of real estate transactions are being contemplated or performed. They range from someone buying their first home to the purchase of land to developing large projects such as shopping malls and residential subdivisions. Having surveying and mapping experts on board when undertaking any real estate transaction is critical to understanding the lay of the land. Morris-Depew Associates, Inc. is positioned to provide the highest level of expertise to every type of real estate transactions
According to the American Land Title Association, “Knowing a property’s boundary is of fundamental importance in nearly all real estate transfers. Yet, experience tells us land surveying and boundaries are one of the least understood and most overlooked elements.” Because MDA also provides expert testimony and litigation support services , we know all too well the downside of what happens when real estate issues go south because of boundary disputes — disputes that could have been avoided if the right survey had been conducted.
Boundary surveys are only one of many surveys used in real estate transactions. Some of the many things these critical tools are used to determine:
- The location of all visible improvements on a parcel of land, and also all recorded encumbrances that affect the parcel as shown in a title commitment
- The number and type of parking spaces in a surveyed parking lot or structure, including location of striping for the confirmation of conformity to regulations established by a municipality.
- The location of party walls in co-joined residences
- If walls are plumb
- Names of adjoining owners of platted land
The list of what real-estate specific surveys are used for is extensive. Rather than trying to determine what you need, or deciding it’s too complex or that your project is too small to require these services, let an MDA surveying and mapping consultant sit down to discuss your situation and specific needs. We’ve been conducting Florida real estate transaction surveys for almost 30 years. We’re ready to help you get the critical information you need on the path to a successful conclusion that doesn’t contain any unwelcome surprises down the road.