Buying a new home or property can be one of the most exciting moments in a person’s life. In this excitement, many new property owners will often forget to complete a vital step in the purchasing process – the Title Re-establishment Survey.
Having your new property’s title re-established by a licensed land surveyor is crucial to ensuring success in your new venture and protecting yourself against future pain and financial liabilities down the road.
When completing a purchase, we recommend engaging licensed land surveyors, like the team at Linear Land Surveying, to complete a Title Re-establishment Survey of your new home.
What is a Title Re-establishment Survey?
A Title Re-establishment is a survey that determines the location of the title boundaries of your property. This survey will allow you to see an up-to-date plan detailing the location of any fences and buildings located on or near your title boundaries. Your licensed surveyor will be able to use the data captured in this survey and position the occupation against the registered title, verifying that the land occupied is in accordance with the title boundaries for the land you are purchasing.
Why is it important that your title matches the physical boundaries of the property you have purchased?
If the current property boundaries do not match the dimensions advertised during the sale and those outlined in your title, you may not be purchasing the land you think you are. Consequently, you might be over-paying for your property based on the land size determined in the title.
Furthermore, any future development plans, like new builds, extensions, or subdivisions, may be hindered if your physical boundary is smaller than what you understood at the time of purchase.
Case Study -Saving money with a Title Re-establishment Survey
In 2023, Linear Land Surveying helped our client to substantial savings on their purchase with a Title Re-establishment Survey. Linear’s survey identified that a river, which made up a natural boundary on the advertised property, had moved several metres since the last Title Re-establishment Survey had been completed. This changed the property’s physical boundary in contrast to the advertised land size and registered title. Linear’s client was able to negotiate for a reduced price in the settlement due to this Re-establishment Survey.
What other benefits are there to completing a Title Re-establishment Survey?
- Completing a Title Re-establishment survey will allow your surveyor to check your boundary and identify if any existing encroachments are present. If left unidentified, existing encroachments (such as those erected by a neighbour), can lead to future boundary disputes and even adverse possession claims.
- A Title Re-establishment Survey will also result in your surveyor reviewing your title to identify any legal right of ways, easements, and encumbrances. These title features are vital pieces of information needed for any future development on the land.
- Your Title Re-establishment can also include a Feature & Level Survey which will help you to identify your slope and potential flood levels. Your surveyor will also be able to mark any key features that may impact future developments, such as trees, services, and utilities.
Overall, the greatest benefit of completing a property survey is that is provides you with ease of mind that the property you are committing to is worth your financial investment and is the best opportunity to achieve your future development goals.
How can we help?
Give Sam and team at Linear Land Surveying, (Melbourne land surveyors) a call on 9873 8888, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for a Title Re-Establishment quote on your next building, land subdivision or construction project.
The information on this website is intended to be general in nature and is not personalised land development advice. It does not take into account your specific objectives, land development site or financial situation. Before acting on any information, you should consider the appropriateness of the information provided and seek more specific advice from the professional team at Linear Land Surveying.