Land Surveying Services
Purchasing a property is one of the most important events in every person's life, but most people jump into buying and forget the importance of a land survey before purchasing a property. A Land Survey is an important part of any real estate transaction and offers remarkable value in terms of protecting your hard earned money and your investment.
What Is a Land Survey? Land surveying is the process of validating, defining and plotting the boundary lines and any structures within a specific property. It includes all important and related features in the deed, such as the street, fence and building locations. A land survey verifies and ensures that all the details in the property deed are 100% accurate and up to date. A licensed surveyor from Home Inspection Professionals - H.I.P. can do a survey before you purchase any property providing critical information that is needed to determine if the property that you are planning to purchase is an accurate and fair deal. Also, before you can buy flood insurance you will need a registered land surveyor to do a flood elevation certificate on your property.
People get surveys for a variety of reasons, including the following:
- Identify Boundary: to confirm boundary lines - where one person’s property ends and another's begins.
- Determine Plot Size and Price: determine how large or small a plot of land is for purchase.
- New Home Construction: land survey will show the elevation points across a property to determine the best place to build a structure or establish drainage
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Elevation Certificate (EC) is an administrative tool used by the NFIP. It is used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances to determine the proper insurance premium rate and or support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) to remove a building from the Special Flood Hazard Area.
Do I need a FEMA Elevation Certiifcate?
Depending upon where you live you may be required to have a FEMA Elevation Certificate, especially if you home or business is located in a flood zone area and you need to obtain flood insurance. One of the first requirements from the flood insurance company is a recent FEMA Elevation Certificate. It is also required if you are building a new home or repairing a previously damage flood home to ensure your home is not impacted by a flood again. Minimum flood elevation heights are subject to change according to recent flood data and may be enforrced by your insurance company, as well as the local building inspector.
How do I obtain a FEMA Elevation Certificate?
If you would like to obtain a FEMA Elevation Certificate just notify your land surveyor when you make an appointment with Home Inspection Professionals - H.I.P. and it will be performed at the same time as the property survey.