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Do you know everything there is to know about your property?

You may think you know everything there is to know about your Massachusetts property, but you probably do not. Various issues of which you were unaware could impact the way you use your property, and it is smart to avoid complications by learning as much as you can about the building or land you own. One way to do this is by having a survey of your property done.

Property surveys are common when buying a new home or piece of land. However, if you never had one or it has been awhile, it may be time to go through this process again. While you may not see an immediate need for a property survey at this time, there are certain reasons why it could be beneficial. It is always worthwhile to take steps to protect your property rights and financial interests. 

Why a survey can be useful

There are many practical benefits to having your property surveyed again. Some of the reasons why you may want to consider this course of action include the following:

  • A survey can help you find the location of underground cables, pipes and utilities.
  • It can allow you have certainty regarding exactly where your property ends and your neighbor's begins.
  • It can be useful in a dispute between you and a neighbor over an easement, shared driveway or other land-use issue.
  • A survey can help you know if there are overlaps or even gaps between property lines.
  • This step can clear up any confusion there may be over access to the property or even zoning classification.

One of the most common reasons why people need a survey is to understand where the boundary lines are for their property. Even if you are not currently involved in a dispute, it is helpful to have the information you need in case a complication with your neighbor does arise.

The right help for your property rights concerns

You can protect your property rights by seeking the counsel and guidance of an experienced real estate attorney. Whether you find yourself in a dispute over your property or you want to know more about your property to protect your investment, you do not have to deal with these matters on your own. It can be helpful to start with a complete evaluation of your case in order to understand an appropriate course of action for you.

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