You need to do everything in your power to make sure the right people are paying for property line surveys if it should prove necessary to get one of these done. People have to look at getting a boundary survey done from time to time, and one of the best ways to make it happen is to ensure that the right people are paying for this essential service. Here at D.G. Smyth and Co. Inc., we will help get this service done, but we also insist that the right people pay for the required services.
Often, fences are set up along property lines. They serve as a natural boundary between two property owners, and most jurisdictions insist that both property owners pay equally for the service of getting a fence set up along the property line. This is because both property owners ultimately benefit from the fence existing, so it just makes sense that they should share the burden of getting the fence put up in the first place.
It is reasonable to speak with your neighbor about any repairs or upgrades that may be necessary for your fence in the event that you want to add on. You should help make sure that your neighbors understand that they are going to be at least halfway financially responsible for the fence repairs and upgrades that are put up.
Survey the Land
It may be necessary to survey the land and see what it might cost to get a fence put up, upgraded, or repaired. This is a measure that people take in order to be sure they are getting a reasonable price on the fencing products that they require. It is something that helps keep the fence from becoming a bigger burden on their budget than what is absolutely necessary. Put another way, it might prove useful to get a land survey done in order to draw up an estimate of the total cost of getting the fence work done that needs to be done.
Your neighbors are likely to insist on this so they can be sure that they are getting a reasonable price on the fence that needs to be put up. If you have the land surveyed, you can feel a bit more comfortable with the idea of potentially getting a fence put up exactly where you need it to be. There are many people who feel that this is a great way to make sure they are doing everything in their power to get a fence put up at a reasonable price, and one that will last for a long time.
Check Local Laws
There are some variations to local laws at times in regards to who pays for fencing, how much they have to pay, and how it is all split up. You will want to check your local laws to make sure you know what you are getting into when you start to look at the ways that one can start to get their fencing put up.