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Do you need a survey when purchasing a house in New Jersey?

On Behalf of | Sep 19, 2023 | Real Estate |

A land survey is not required by law in New Jersey; however, many mortgage lenders require a survey to finance a loan and it is required to be completed by a licensed Professional Land Surveyor.  The survey report is provided in the form of a map which shows the location of the property, the size, boundaries and any visible improvements.

A survey map will show the property boundaries, structures, easements, set-backs and potential encroachments on the property. It will show if improvements such as driveways, dwellings or fences encroach over the property lines. It will also identify the limits of the land you are purchasing and any conflicts in the deed.  A land survey will importantly reveal if there are any portions of the property which are subject to special protection, zoning or other regulations. The survey will provide the prospective buyer with critical information concerning the property.

Buying or selling a home is a complex legal transaction. An attorney simplifies and demystifies the process. Having an attorney on your side protects your financial investment and interests. We provide client-focused and results-oriented representation at the established New Jersey real estate law firm of Mariano & Coiro. Our attorneys offer a FREE & CONFIDENTIAL consultation and can be reached by phone at 732-860-7620 or via the firm’s contact page.