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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 (58% of 31 votes): In some cases.

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: In most cases it is not the Seller's responsibility to conduct a land survey, although they may wish to and should discuss this with their listing agent. From the Buyer's perspective, generally speaking, the survey exists to protect your investment. Just as you would use Carfax to help with the purchase of a car, you should get a survey to help with the purchase of your property. You are most likely spending hundreds of thousands of dollars,and should definitely consider having a survey done to protect your investment.
Real Living Kee Realty
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: Never
Explanation: You need a property survey including land and site plan. Basically a full survey with everything on the property must be on the survey.
Saunders & Associates
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: Not sure
Explanation: It is not required by law. Your lender may ask you to have one, but most do not.
Myra Strickland Real Estate at KW
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: A land survey may be required by a title or lending agency. Although a land survey may not be required, it is always recommended so that you know what you are buying.
B. Terrell Meunier, Land Surveyor
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