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Please advise: Who do I contact to survey and mark my property lines ? No idea.

is there a respected company that is the area standard bearer? Or are there dozens that can do the same work for the same cost? TIA

created by BulldogBuckeye on Mar 20, 2014 at 09:14:38 am     Comments: 11

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Any surveyor of your choice.

posted by madjack on Mar 20, 2014 at 09:25:42 am     #  

hey thanks, Money.

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Mar 20, 2014 at 09:45:07 am     #  

I called five of them two years ago.
None wanted to do a "single line."
All wanted to do the entire property.
I asked them each for a quote.
None ever sent anything.

So I bought a metal dectector and found my markers.

posted by justread on Mar 20, 2014 at 09:46:33 am     #  

Lucas County? Just a regular house or is this acreage? Is there potentially a dispute with a neighbor about the property line?

posted by Ace_Face on Mar 20, 2014 at 09:49:38 am     #  

Even if there isn't a dispute presently, we found that one can arise after the lot lines are marked.

We used Andrus and associates when we installed a fence in our back yard about a dozen years ago. Over the first few years we were in the house, our back neighbor kept mowing farther and farther into our yard. When Andrus was done, the line showed that they had usurped a little over 8 foot of our lot.

After the lines were put down they came out asking "what the hell was with the line". We gave them the report and pointed out the markers in the ground, but they were still pissed about it.

I don't think it was very expensive, but don't recall a number.

posted by jimavolt on Mar 20, 2014 at 10:35:49 am     #  

The county will tell you to call a surveyor. I think the cheapest surveyor is about $500. Getting your lines marked is one thing, but getting your neighbors to observe them is another.

Some people are genetically programmed to respect other peoples' space and others either do not give a damn or else they get a kick out of violating them and thus mentally raping people who value theirs and others' boundaries.

My neighbors, who always violate my property with their multitude of dogs, kids, people, and vehicles installed a fence in the back yard before I moved in, and sure enough it is really on my property. They used to mow a big swatch of my lawn, but i considered scalping. Their kid mows the yard of my neighbor on the other side and scalps my grass on that side and blows the clippings into my drive way. Usually just after I blow it off. They are totally unconscious. If I would politely say something more I would just be yelled at. Indicated property lines would not be recognized but maybe considered a challenge to violate them further.

posted by ilovetoledo on Mar 20, 2014 at 12:08:26 pm     #  

We acquired the lot next door, then put up a privacy fence from the back edge of the house around the whole thing.

We used Lewandowski Engineers, as they have the most extensive records/history on OWE properties. I don't thoroughly understand the surveying process, but I do know that the less "discovery" they have to do themselves in the present, the less it will cost you. They had much info to draw on because of their history in this neighborhood.

Our survey for the double lot at $525. I called them on the phone, told them what I needed, and they emailed me a quote. They did the work appropriately and efficiently, and we would use them again, should the need arise.

http://www.lewandowskieng.com/

posted by gamegrrl on Mar 20, 2014 at 01:37:28 pm     #  

"at" = "was"

Just washed my fingers and can't do a thing with 'em.

posted by gamegrrl on Mar 20, 2014 at 01:38:27 pm     #   1 person liked this

jimavolt posted at 11:35:49 AM on Mar 20, 2014:

Even if there isn't a dispute presently, we found that one can arise after the lot lines are marked.

We used Andrus and associates when we installed a fence in our back yard about a dozen years ago. Over the first few years we were in the house, our back neighbor kept mowing farther and farther into our yard. When Andrus was done, the line showed that they had usurped a little over 8 foot of our lot.

After the lines were put down they came out asking "what the hell was with the line". We gave them the report and pointed out the markers in the ground, but they were still pissed about it.

I don't think it was very expensive, but don't recall a number.

This happened to Main Lady right after she moved into the cultured, upscale Lincoln Woods neighborhood. After the third week I asked the guy next door why he was mowing her yard. He replied he wasn't mowing much of it.

Okay, whatever.

Neighbors on both sides are otherwise nice people. I figure that if they can put up with me and my eccentricities I can tolerate them and their weird behavior. I've only complained twice; once when the helpful lawn boy on the North side brought in a load of Oak firewood and let it get wet, which turned the immediate vicinity into acid rain so strong we couldn't use the back yard. The other complaint was about a bunch of shrieking rug rats a few doors down. Dumb old me, I unknowingly mentioned it to the father and he took care of the problem. Later on he asked if I heard the shrieks anymore, and I replied I didn't - they must have moved out or something. About a year later I put the whole thing together and felt a little like an idiot. All I can say is that I wasn't rude to him.

I think that before you close on property, you should visit the neighbors with the seller and the real estate agent and bluntly ask where the property line is, because if there's any disagreement you'll want to hear about it before closing time.

posted by madjack on Mar 20, 2014 at 03:16:43 pm     #  

Having a similar issue here too My daughter(owner) is having problems with her neighbor(renter) for a shared driveway. Daughter has garage, and next door has grass and shed. They park and won't move and daughter is unable to leave for work. Discussion became very heated so police were called and they would not open door so police said they would tow. We went down to Gov't Cntr and they do not know of anything in the history of the drive way being shared. Nothing in daughters purchase states drive way was shared. Owner had her house surveyed and a marker was put up last summer. There wasn't an issue with it being shared as a lot of drive ways off Jackman are. Rules were for tenant and daughter were no longer than 2 hrs parked to unload and if they are blocking when daughter is leaving they are to move. It's just becoming a problem. We called and was quoted $1000 and her lot is a small lot. Way to steep for her and not sure what else she can do. If you have your land surveyed does that information go in to county records? And how would they know because their side door opens up on the drive way. According to the marker, the owner next door is only less than 1/3 of the drive way.

posted by ToledoLatina on Mar 20, 2014 at 03:27:38 pm     #  

agree... lewandowski

posted by enjoyeverysandwich on Mar 20, 2014 at 03:57:13 pm     #