Finding your Comox Valley dream home is never easy, so when the right property turns up at a price you can afford the last thing you want is to find potential problems. While carrying out a land survey isn’t always obligatory, hiring a land surveyor to assess the property is vital to preventing a host of future difficulties you may potentially face.
Why You Should Get One
A land survey can turn up issues that need to be resolved before you sign any contracts with the home seller. Sometimes it might even not be worth your while to continue with the sale if the problems discovered by a surveyor are particularly severe.
While it may be distressing to find out that your dream home is anything but, it’s always best to be fully aware of the situation before you buy or else you could end up seriously regretting it in the long run.
What Do They Do
The primary job of a land surveyor is to make sure the land you’re looking to purchase is actually your land. Sometimes people aren’t fully aware of what’s theirs or their neighbour’s, and you may discover that your fence, tree, hot tub, or even garage aren’t fully on your property. This can result in you having to move the structures after you’ve purchased the homes and often it’s expensive to have things relocated.
Occasionally a property may be built too close to boundary lines or in violation of building restrictions, meaning buying the house will lead to nothing but headaches and expensive bills down the road.
Although no one wants to dish out extra money to pay for a land survey, it’s definitely a lot cheaper than dealing with a potential court case from poorly defined boundaries down the road.
If you’re looking for your dream home in the Comox Valley, and don’t want your search to turn into a nightmare, let Brett Cairns at RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty help. Give him a call today at: (250)898-3348.