Tips for a conducting a Property Boundary Survey

A property boundary survey is a critical step in ensuring the integrity of your property and avoiding potential legal disputes with neighbours. If you’re embarking on this process to clarify your property boundaries for boundary claims or fencing installation, there are several important considerations to keep in mind, from selecting the right surveyor to understanding the surveying process and documenting the results.

Evaluate Existing Surveys and Natural Boundaries

Older survey plans may not accurately represent your property’s current boundaries, especially in rural areas where natural features like rivers or creeks can affect boundary lines. It’s essential to verify the accuracy of existing surveys and not rely solely on them for determining property boundaries.

Verify Your Surveyor’s Credentials

In NSW, only registered surveyors can conduct boundary surveys. It’s crucial to research and verify the credentials of your chosen surveyor through government registries like the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information (BOSSI). Additionally, ensure that your surveyor has professional accreditation and adequate liability insurance to cover any potential errors or damages during the surveying process.

Collaborate with Your Surveyor on Boundary Marking

When your surveyor arrives to assess your property boundaries, consider walking the property with them to identify key markers and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Clear communication and accurate boundary marking are essential to avoid disputes and ensure precise boundary delineation.

Obtain Written Documentation of Survey Results

Always request written reports and sketch plans from your surveyor documenting the survey results. These documents serve as legal records and can be invaluable in resolving disputes with neighbours or facilitating future property improvements, such as fence installations.

Perform Due Diligence on Property Dimensions

A boundary survey may reveal discrepancies in property dimensions compared to advertised sizes, potentially affecting property pricing and negotiations. Conduct thorough due diligence, especially before purchasing a new property, to ensure accurate boundary delineation and fair pricing.

Communicate with Neighbours

Maintain open communication with your neighbours throughout the surveying process, particularly if boundary disputes or joint surveying arrangements are involved. Document all communications and agreements to avoid misunderstandings or conflicts in the future.

Why Choose CEH Consulting for Your Boundary Survey?

CEH Consulting offers expertise in boundary surveying and state-of-the-art technology for accurate and efficient results. With a dedicated project manager, prompt onsite visits, and transparent communication, we ensure a hassle-free surveying experience.

Contact us today to schedule your boundary survey and gain peace of mind knowing your property boundaries are accurately defined.