1. Boundary lines:
Boundary lines are meticulously plotted to define the perimeters of the property.
2. Location of main building including improvements:
This includes the precise measurement of the footprint of the main building and any structural changes.
3. Identification of easements and servitudes:
Easements and servitudes are located and mapped to understand the rights and obligations that may affect the property.
4. Location of ancillary buildings:
Any additional structures on the property are identified and their locations are noted.
5. Rights of way and access to the property:
Access points and rights of way are documented to establish how the property can be approached or used by others.
6. Water boundaries:
If the property is adjacent to a body of water, those boundaries are determined and charted.
7. Names of adjoining property owners:
Identifying neighbors can be important for resolving boundary issues and understanding local context.
8. Legal description of the property:
A formal description that is used in legal documents to identify the property is provided.
9. Location of utility lines:
The survey includes the mapping of water, electric, gas, and other utility lines that may run through the property.
10. Evidence of cemeteries:
The presence of any cemeteries on the property is noted due to the legal implications.