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Buying Property? Make Sure the Land Has Been Surveyed Within the Last Two Years (Don’t Trust Fences)

You should always make sure that a new survey is on file with the Register of Deeds before purchasing any home or piece of land. People often assume they know where a property’s boundaries are, but fences can be deceiving. The location of a fence or driveway or hedge or line of trees—these features cannot be counted on as reliable boundary markers. There is no way to know exactly what you are buying unless a survey has been conducted recently. If a piece of property has not been surveyed in the last two years, then you cannot assume you know exactly where its boundaries lie. 

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