Perimeter Surveying in Lagos
Perimeter Surveying in Lagos
You may be vaguely acquainted with the term ‘land surveying’, but for people about to partake in real estate transactions or to build a new property, it is a necessary service. Perimeter survey is especially vital as it’s designed to obtain precise measurements of land parcels and in turn provide useful information to home and business owners. Here’s what you should know about this surveying specialization.
WHAT IS PERIMETER SURVEYING?
Perimeter surveying, otherwise known as Boundary survey can be described as a type of survey that involves determining the particular boundaries of a parcel of land. It establishes the perimeter of a property as it relates to a site’s legal description. This entails surveying the whole perimeter of the given parcel of land to ascertain the exact area and geometry of the property as well as identifying any easements and encroachments that may exist within the land.
The information obtained from a perimeter survey can aid in the resolution of disputes between two homeowners who disagree about land ownership. This is especially useful if you’re building a new home in Lagos, Nigeria, as it prevents builders from infringing on areas that are not legally protected.
HOW ARE PERIMETER SURVEYS PERFORMED?
Land surveyors utilize conventional techniques and appropriate survey technologies to determine boundaries during a perimeter survey, however, it is important that the surveyor research on the available records; which include title certificates, deeds, part surveys, easements, and subdivision maps. The land surveyor will take physical measurements of the site once the historic boundaries of the property have been recognized. Data obtained from previous records will then be compared to the newly obtained data gotten from the perimeter survey.
Professional land surveyors conduct perimeter surveys with a variety of instruments and procedures that include both traditional and current technologies. However, most surveyors prefer to employ traditional surveying tools and procedures such as bearing and distance or compass and tape. Although they are considered rudimentary tools, they are nonetheless useful to a land surveyor. The GPS (Global Positioning System) technology which is one of the most impressive advancements in the surveying industry, is also used in the perimeter. Through the application of the conventional surveying principle, performed by an experienced surveyor, the GPS provides a detailed analysis of a property with little margin for error. It is mostly used over long distances, whilst, conventional survey tools such as compass, chain, and tape are used for short distances.
WHY IS PERIMETER SURVEYING IMPORTANT?
Before purchasing land in Lagos, it is critical to request a perimeter survey. Perimeter surveys are typically performed for a variety of reasons, including:
- Settling a land dispute
- Determining encroachment
- Subdivision of land
- Re-establishing missing beacons
Olandsurvey Limited’s team of land surveyors in Lagos, Nigeria, possess all technical & legal qualifications alongside a vast amount of experience to utilize conventional electronic total stations, robotic instrumentation, and GPS technology to conduct the land survey element of the boundary survey. Advancements in technology have improved the accuracy of surveying.
Olandsurvey’s expertise, combined with cutting-edge instrumentation, computers, and software, results in high-quality, cost-effective professional services for our clients. Contact our team today at 09016111285, 08134101202, or 08163222177 to schedule service, or visit our website for more information on land surveying, including perimeter surveys.