Are you considering installing a new fence around your home? We all know fences increase your homes value and add to curb appeal, but before you start dreaming about your new fence from Franklin Fence and Deck, we recommend you get your land surveyed first. Getting your land surveyed before fence installation is a great idea!
Why? Well, there are multiple reasons why we suggest you have your Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin or surrounding areas property surveyed.
1. Boundary Lines – One of the most common reasons a landowner seeks the assistance of a surveyor is the location of boundary lines and other lines of occupancy or possession. It is an absolute critical piece of information to have before you build a fence, add a sunroom or pave your driveway. All too often the survey shows that you and your neighbors were operating under the wrong assumption about the placement of the boundary line between your properties. Before you have Franklin Fence and Deck install your fence, you want to make sure it will be built on your property, not your neighbor’s. The boundary line certification will also tell you whether the legal description of your property is accurate.
2. Existing Improvements – The surveyor will usually certify that the buildings and other improvements, alterations, and repairs to your property that exist at the time of the survey are not in violation of laws or other restrictions. Such restrictions include: height, bulk, dimension, frontage, building lines, set-backs, and parking. Of course, the surveyor will also tell you if your latest improvement is in violation of a local ordinance or other law, which will put you on notice that a change is in order.
3. Gores, overlays, and gaps – Most surveys include a statement that there are no discrepancies between the boundary lines of your property and the adjoining property. This is especially pertinent if your property is continuous with alleys, roads, highways, or streets.
4. Rights-of-way, basements and abandoned roads – A survey conducted by surveyor will show all the conditions imposed by law that are reflected in your property’s title report and other agreements. If your property blocks your neighbor’s access to the road, for example, there may be an old agreement that gives your neighbor the right to walk across your yard to the street.
5. Joint driveways, party walls, rights-of-support, encroachments, overhangs or projections – Unbeknownst to you or your next-door neighbor, you may have an obligation by law to support your neighbor’s driveway by maintaining your own.
Franklin Fence and Deck is the oldest fencing and decking contractor in Williamson County. You can rest assured when you choose us for your fencing needs, that we will make sure all proper precautions are taken before we build you your dream fence!
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