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Do I need a land survey before closing on my house?

In most cases
In some cases
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Question: Do I need a land survey before closing on my house?
Top Answer (56% of 32 votes): In some cases.

Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Not always, but I highly recommend this while you have the attorney to review this with you during the closing.
Pro17 Engineering, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Not required by law in Kentucky unless there is a change in the existing boundary of record. May be required by a loan/mortgage institution.
Tim Phipps, Surveyor
Answer: Never
Explanation: No....surveys are rare and often only supplied with the purchase of land or a lot, not typical with residential purchases of existing homes.
Keller Williams Realty
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is up to the buyer. If there is questions regarding easements, etc. then it can be done. The price is usually $300-$500 .
Hudson Real Estate
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: I don't know o f this ever being a requirement. But it can be written into a purchase contract and if agreed to it can become a requirement.
KF Home Sales @ Quality First Real Estate Group
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Not usually, unless there is a reason to suspect lot lines, a question on encroachment or easements, etc. A good title company will normally alert us to an issue. For vacant land I suggest a survey.
John L. Scott - Lacey
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes this is done as part of the mortgage requirement.
EA Realty LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Always if you are getting a mortgage. Recommended anyway to make sure you know what you are buying. A few years back, a new buyer found out the house had been built on the wrong lot decades before. All the previous transactions had been cash and the survey was not required. OOPS!!!
RE/MAX Realty Group
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: We encourage anyone who is purchasing property to have a survey done so that you know exactly what you are purchasing or have purchased. As for the timing, it is purely up to the client.
Apex Land Surveys
Answer: Never
Explanation: The buyer may request a land survey, again if you say NO, they are welcome to go forward and purchase a different home.
Rodeo Realty
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: It is never a bad idea to know for sure what you are purchasing when the value of the property you are buying is at risk.
Skinner Land Survey Co., Inc.
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: You only have to perform the contract requirements. If your buyer didn't ask you to do so in the contract, then you are NOT required to get one.
Reece Nichols-Mary Wilcox
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