What is a Boundary Survey and When Would You Need One?
Friendswood, 77546, 77549
The American system of private property is founded on the establishment of reliable Friendswood Galveston County boundaries between parcels. In the absence of such Friendswood 77546 and 77549 boundaries, disputes and misunderstandings flourish. Whether they need to understand whether a newly drilled Galveston County oil well lies on their Friendswood property or wish to make improvements in an Galveston County, 77546 and 77549 area that's adjacent to an apparent Galveston County boundary, it's crucial for landowners to understand the exact limits of their parcels. If knowledge of these limits has lapsed, Galveston County landowners may need to commission a re-establishment or boundary survey.
What is a Friendswood Re-Establishment/Boundary Survey?
A boundary survey aims to formally establish the extent of a given parcel. While the most important aspect of a Friendswood boundary survey is its definition of the pertinent parcel's corners, the survey should comprehensively outline the extent of the property. Once a Friendswood boundary survey has been completed, the Friendswood surveyor creates a new map of the parcel or updates an existing plat map with the 77546 and 77549 property's "new" Galveston County boundaries. Depending on local custom or expediency, the Friendswood surveyor may also create a physical record of the survey on the Friendswood land itself. This might take the form of a specially erected fence or a series of stakes.
When Should a Friendswood Boundary Survey be Performed?
Although there's no pre-defined time period for which a boundary survey remains in effect, such measurements should be performed at fairly regular intervals. At minimum, new Friendswood, 77546 and 77549 landowners who purchase a parcel from its longtime owner would be well-served by a timely boundary survey that confirms the information on the Galveston County title deed. These measurements are also crucial before the creation or execution of Friendswood, 77546 and 77549 Galveston County mineral leases or other Galveston County land-use agreements. Finally, Friendswood landowners who are compelled to cede portions of their property to the state or other entities for the creation of public infrastructure may require comprehensive boundary surveys.
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Who Must Perform Friendswood Boundary Surveys?
Given the exacting nature of U.S. property law as well as the sensitivity of modern measuring equipment, most boundary surveys are performed by licensed surveyors who have several years of education and apprenticeship under their belts. Although it's possible for non-licensed amateurs to perform surveys, it's unlikely that any boundaries defined by such measurements will hold up in the face of contrary evidence. Since measuring the physical length and shape of a property's boundary is just one piece of the "surveying puzzle," it's best to leave these matters to capable professionals.
Cost and Other Considerations
The cost of a Friendswood boundary survey is subject to several important factors as well as the protocols of the surveying firm that's hired to perform the work. Cost-related factors may include:
- The Friendswood location, ruggedness and accessibility of the surveyed parcel
- The size of the surveyed parcel in Friendswood
- Seasonal variations in leaf cover, ground markings and other potentially important features of the land
- The shape and extent of the surveyed parcel in Galveston County
- The purpose for which the survey is being commissioned
- It's also important to note that Friendswood surveyors can perform Friendswood wetland analyses, Friendswood sewage inspection, Friendswood development-assistance functions and other important services.
Complications That Can Arise in the Absence of Reliable Friendswood Survey
A lack of reliable surveying within a given neighborhood or tract can have serious ramifications, including:
- Acrimonious Galveston County boundary disputes between landowners
- Loss of royalties for oil and gas development
- Violation of local Friendswood building or Friendswood improvement codes
- Potential defects in title deeds and ownership transfers
Although a Friendswood boundary survey isn't free of charge, it's a crucial component of a landowner's long-term ownership plan. What's more, the cost of a Friendswood boundary survey is liable to be exceeded by the indirect financial benefits enjoyed by landowners who understand where their properties end. For landsmen and Galveston County energy-industry professionals, the advantages of this arrangement should be clear.
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