The Importance Of Staking Your Property Lines

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Owning your own property is a wonderful feeling but there are many things which can damage or ruin the experience. This is why you may need to consider staking your property lines.

You will need to use a licensed surveyor who will conduct a survey and put survey markers at every corner of your property. You will then be able to draw lines from marker to marker which will show the exact boundary of your property.

Of course, you may wonder why it is so important to stake your property lines:

Visible Border

Property markers allow you to identify exactly where your property ends which can be very helpful if you are intending to erect fences or even plant a hedge on your border.

In fact knowing your border is also useful if you are intending to build any sort of structure in your yard. You will need to comply with local regulations and these are likely to include guidelines regarding how close a building can be to the property boundaries.


One of the main reasons most people have property surveys completed is that they are having a dispute with a neighbor regarding a fence, tree or some other issue with their boundary. This can happen when both parties believe a bit of land belongs to them.

Unfortunately this can often lead to a large amount of aggravation which can be completed avoided by having a survey done. There will then be no doubt where your property ends and theirs begins.

Land Area

There are many times when you might need to know the exact land area of your property; it can be helpful if you need to have your rates revalued or are disputing them. It is also useful if you need to know the exact value of your property.

By adding property markers you will be able to measure the exact size of your plot and ensure all the official calculations are completed properly.

In addition, the property markers will allow you to protect your land. This might be important if you have neighbors undertaking building work or have a dispute on the exact size of your land. Knowing your official boundary will help to ensure that you use every part of it you can.

Many homeowners never consider have a property survey completed until they find themselves in a dispute with their neighbor. At this point you may have invested funds into fencing or other boundary markers; only to find that you have positioned them in the wrong place. This can be an expensive and embarrassing error which is easily avoided by having a property survey completed by a professional.

Your home is the most expensive item you will ever purchase. It is important to protect this asset and make the most of every bit of space you own. This is possible through a property survey. In addition you will have peace of mind when working on your property or dealing with your neighbors.

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