TKM Land Surveyors LP can help you locate any easements on your property. Typically, property owners cannot build on an easement. Some property owners want to create easements with their neighbors.
An easement is a limited “right to use” your property by a third party for a stated purpose but does not constitute full ownership of the property. Easement information is generally found in Schedule B of the Title Report.
Examples of easements include:
- Allow a utility company to lay wires across your land;
- Allow a neighbor to drive across your land to reach theirs;
- Allow a neighbor to park somewhere on your land.
The Flood Elevation Certificate is an important tool of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If your home or business is in a high-risk area, your insurance agent will likely need an Elevation Certificate (EC) to determine your flood insurance premium. An Elevation Certificate completed by TKM Land Surveyors LP verifies the elevation data of a structure on a given property relative to the ground elevations.
Some insurance companies reserve the right to charge a homeowner the highest possible flood insurance premium in the absence of an elevation certificate. Depending on the measurements obtained by TKM Land Surveyors LP, a property owner may experience a savings on the monthly flood insurance premiums.
Lot Line Adjustments (LLA)
A Lot Line Adjustment (LLA) is a realignment of boundary lines between two to four existing legal parcels based on an agreement between the owners of the parcels. Cities may have requirements that governs the process of a Lot Line Adjustment and minimum lot sizes. Historically, there have been instances where property owners informally subdivided the property without following the proper procedure of filing specific survey and legal documents with the County. This “informal” process can present legal problems especially if the land is sold.
TKM Land Surveyors LP works with both neighbors to define the new property line location by taking measurements of both lots and documenting key property elements including structures, hardscape areas, trees, fences, utilities and spot elevations. Then, TKM Land Surveyors LP drafts two new surveys are created of the adjusted lot sizes along new legal descriptions.
TKM Land Surveyors LP develops residential site plans which depicts everything within the property lines which usually shows a structures (house, garage, shed), the buildings footprints, hardscape areas like driveways and parking, fences, aboveground utilities, and other property elements including trees and landscaping elements.
A site plan survey can also help ensure that the building or addition is being built correctly. In short, anytime you are planning for some sort of improvement that interacts with the land, from add-ons to driveways to below-ground pools, a site plan survey is a good idea, even if your local authorities do not require it.