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Old 05-07-2011, 04:20 PM
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Default How much does it cost to have your property surveyed?

I have new neighbors. I have 2 acres.

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$350 +/- down in Florida - depends on the size and scope of the work... Just an update is cheap
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
$350 +/- down in Florida - depends on the size and scope of the work... Just an update is cheap
That's a pretty good price. When I shopped around here in southwestern PA it was about double that if you wanted the property staked as part of the job. A few hundred less if you just wanted the survey without the stakes.

I have two one acre lots side by side. I just went through the process of moving the property line. To have the survey, staked, and drawings showing old and new property line, it cost $1,200 and that was incredibly cheap for that work in this area. That also included the engineer accompanying me to the planning commision meeting however. The next lowest price I received was $1,500, then $1,800.
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About $1000 for a basic survey here in the Boston area.
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It is worth checking if you have new neighbors. I had a neighbor from NOVA that moved in and built a house on the point of our cove. Come to find out he owned a small portion of my front yard. Something like 1/10 of an acre that sliced into the wetlands. He came to me one day and asked 10k for it. I told him that it didn't add any value to my property and that he should pay me for mowing it.
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If the lots were divided into home sites, you probably don't need a survey. Get a copy of the plat and you can probably find the markers which many times are capped iron rods. Make sure to read the notes. Oh and don't pay too much attention to physical barriers such as bushes, utility poles, etc.. Things change over the years and many times, people inadvertently don't stay within their own property lines.
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4 hundred in the EC area.
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$350.00 in Tennessee, with stakes every 50 feet with flags on the stakes. ½ acre.

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Originally Posted by gf View Post
About $1000 for a basic survey here in the Boston area.
I usualy pay a little less and that includes with the proposed addition on a certified plot plan and an as- built after the completion of project.
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Hijack in progress................

So, suppose a neighbor builds a fence WAY INSIDE OF THE ACTUAL PROPERTY LINE. Does this actually change the property line after a period of time? I would think not.
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Originally Posted by the good life View Post
Hijack in progress................

So, suppose a neighbor builds a fence WAY INSIDE OF THE ACTUAL PROPERTY LINE. Does this actually change the property line after a period of time? I would think not.
No ,but up around this way the most kind way to handle it is send a registered letter so they acknowlege and tell them if they elect to keep the fence there they need to sign a lease.Its a nice way of telling them get the pos off my property.
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Originally Posted by hanson View Post
No ,but up around this way the most kind way to handle it is send a registered letter so they acknowlege and tell them if they elect to keep the fence there they need to sign a lease.Its a nice way of telling them get the pos off my property.
Sorry, I should have made it more clear. They built the fence inside of their property line. I think the reason for it was they didn't want to maintain the slope side of their property.
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It shouldnt because you can put anyting you want on your own property and not imply the boundry(dog ,horse area etc)
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If the new neighbor is trying to say your land is on their land, contact the title insurance company you, or the bank, used when you bought the place. They might survey it for free or otherwise help you out.

Good luck!
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Our property was surveyed in 06 when we bought it. Was just wondering what it would cost to have it redone. Thanks for the responses.
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What did you pay in 06 add about 10 to 20 % and you're in the ball game.
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Originally Posted by GulfC View Post
Oh and don't pay too much attention to physical barriers such as bushes, utility poles, etc.. Things change over the years and many times, people inadvertently don't stay within their own property lines.
Yep, that's when a fresh survey will often times remind your neighbors where the line actually is.
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$900 for 1/4 acre in Ventura Ca. It was worth it I gained 2' on one side, and was able to fence out the jerk on the other side.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Yep, that's when a fresh survey will often times remind your neighbors where the line actually is.
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Originally Posted by 805gregg View Post
$900 for 1/4 acre in Ventura Ca. It was worth it I gained 2' on one side, and was able to fence out the jerk on the other side.
My question about the fence "inside of the property line" was similar to the above. The previous owner of the property behind my GF's house actually built a chain link fence past the actual property line and intruded into her property. When she bought the property, it didn't look right comparing other lots so they had it surveyed and indeed he had encroached into their property so they asked him to move the fence or it would be taken down. He had no choice but to move it back to where it should be and a new fence was put up.

The current owner of that rear property decided he wanted a new fence but put it about 10 feet inside of the property line? As a homeowner, I would never give up yard area! ;?

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