An identification survey accurately establishes land ownership boundaries and usage.
An identification survey or boundary survey, is generally carried out for legal purposes such as in a contract of sale. An identification survey accurately establishes land ownership boundaries and usage.
Identification surveys establish the boundaries of a property between neighbours and can include easements, which is the right to use another’s property without possessing it such as a driveway or path.
Depending on what State or Territory you live in, an Identification survey must be certified by a Licensed or Registered Surveyor in order for the survey plans to be part of the Australian register of property titles.
When does an identification survey need to be carried out?
You may need an identification survey if you are purchasing property. Your conveyancer or solicitor will usually seek out an up-to-date survey which would then be necessary to obtain a building certificate. A building certificate is valid for seven years and ensures the property on the land is clearly defined and will be yours to enjoy without problems.
How is an identification survey conducted?
A registered surveyor will check and measure the boundaries including the location of buildings, fences and other features, whether there are easements relating to drainage, any covenants, or other restrictions that affect how the land can be used. If buildings and fences are found to encroach on neighbouring land; an identification survey will pick this up.
What do I receive after the survey is conducted?
Clients are provided with a written report by a Registered Surveyor and sketch plan of their residential property.
Geosurv Land & Construction Surveyors are specialists in providing accurate, efficient and professional identification surveys with a dedication to quality and cost-effectiveness.