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Duck Key Surveyor
In need of a Duck Key Surveyor to carry out a survey at your residential or commercial property in Duck Key, FL?
Here at Accurate Land Surveyors, Inc., we’ve been carrying out land and water survey services since the company was founded in 1983 by Robert L. Thompson.
Robert is a former official Broward County and Port Everglades Surveyor. He started Accurate Land Surveyors, Inc. to share his expertise and offer the residents of south Florida surveying services.
To date, we’ve carried out more than 100,000 surveys across south Florida. From administrative staff to field technicians to specialists, the team at Accurate Land Surveyors, Inc is dedicated to quality customer service and accurate services.
When to Call for Survey Services
New and existing property owners become familiar with a survey’s benefits at several points in the ownership timeline.
If you’re new to property ownership, here are some of the most common reasons why we’re called by residents in Duck Key:
Purchasing a home can be a great investment, and it’s typically the most expensive purchase someone makes in their lifetime.
The median house price in Duck Key is well above the national average at around $810,000. For this reason, a lot of homebuyers with interest in buying a property will likely need to secure a mortgage or some other form of finance.
Financial institutes will often request a survey of the home and property before they agree to lend money against the property. This is to safeguard their financial interest and make sure the property is independently valued at the amount they’re lending for.
Just because no one is forcing your hand does not mean you should skip the survey. It’s not just satisfying a lender that we’re called out to residential properties. Homebuyers also want to know exactly where the boundaries for their new properties lay.
This is essential if you’re to avoid neighborly disputes. You should not assume that a fence marks your legal boundaries. Some individuals place their fences a few yards in because of trees, large rocks, and other hurdles.
Likewise, the survey will show you where easements are should there be any on your property. You might be building your dream backyard only to find out mid-construction that there are city lines running through your yard.
Being a small island in Monroe County, the residents of Duck Key are no strangers to the risks of flooding.
As a general rule, if you have a property that falls within a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), your insurance company will almost certainly need a floor risk survey carried out.
In the case of living in Duck Key, there may be some additional requirements. You would have to contact the local office for the latest information.
Even if it’s not explicitly neccesary, it makes sense to have your property surveyed so you know what risk, if any, is present.
You shouldn’t rely on dated information if you’re buying a property, the risk of flooding changes drastically over time. It’s too big of a risk to take a chance on, for the cost of a survey you can have peace of mind.
As a rule of thumb, if you’re planning to make any changes to your land you should conduct a survey.
Even something like a swimming pool shouldn’t go ahead without topographic data. A survey will uncover any easements or other unknowns underground that you wouldn’t otherwise know about.
In addition, you may also have to submit a survey when applying for planning permission. So, it’s always advisable to speak with your local office first. Then give us a call and we can advise you from a surveying standpoint.
Expanding the square footage of your home is another way to increase its value, and for some families, it’s necessary as they outgrow their current home.
Whether adding a shed, another room, or a second floor, you will want to get a survey of the property before breaking ground.
Similar to unseen easements preventing alterations to the land, you will need to be aware of your land’s topography. A survey can help architects and construction companies determine the safest way to create your additional structure.
A survey helps you plan how big, where, and other important details about your addition. Topographic information is particularly useful if you have a water-adjacent property.
Our Surveying Services
Here at Accurate Land Surveyors, Inc., we have a team of professional surveying technicians with a wealth of experience carrying out surveys of all types.
You can ask us about surveys for:
- Purchases and refinances – residential and commercial
- Flood insurance and LOMA or LOMR
- New construction, building additions, or remodels
- Property improvements – fences, pools, driveways, patios, and more
- Docks, seawalls, and mean high water
- Liquor licenses
- Topographic data
- Boundary disputes
All of our technicians are experienced, highly qualified, and equipped with the latest in state-of-the-art computer & communication systems and proprietary custom-designed software.
Our licensing comes from The Department of Professional Regulations (DBPR). We are also proud members of the Florida Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
There is no type of survey we are not able to perform. Whatever your requirements are, please reach out to our team, and we’ll be happy to advise you.
About Duck Key, FL
Duck Key is an island in Monroe County, FL. It’s one of the smallest keys in south Florida and is home to just 740 residents.
With the presence of so much water, buying a property or performing renovations presents some unique challenges. As one of the most credible surveying companies in south Florida, we’re able to tackle these challenges.
Whatever your surveying needs are, don’t hesitate to call us, and we’ll send out a Duck Key Surveyor to advise you on your surveying needs.