10:35AM | 02/12/05
Member Since: 02/11/05
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We are looking to add a two car garage and master suite above it onto our existing gambrel home. Is it necessary to have the lot surveyed? Or can we just submit the plans?



12:17PM | 02/14/05
Member Since: 01/28/01
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If your property is flat with a lot of space between you and your neighbor, you may not need a survey. A lot of "it depends" here.

Utilities are located ....

City/county requires ....

Distance to lot line or set back.

The architect or contractor would probably prefer an accurate layout to work from.


12:44PM | 02/14/05
Member Since: 02/11/05
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I think we will have it done to be safe. We know there are sewer lines below and we will be close to our we think they are on our land.....Thanks


01:46PM | 02/14/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
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You think they're on your land? I'm no attorney, but that can get sticky. I would definitely have it surveyed just to find out for sure (hopefully they're not).

Again, I'm no attorney. But I just typed "Adverse Possession" into my search engine and it found 797,000 hits, including

Good luck on this. Hopefully everyone is comfortably on their property there; keep us posted!


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