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  • Writer's pictureAttorney Jason A Greller

Do I Need a Survey When Buying a Property in Wisconsin?

A survey is not necessarily required when buying a property in Wisconsin, but it can be beneficial in certain situations. A land survey can help identify the precise boundaries, easements, and other relevant aspects of the property.

While a survey might not be legally required, it can help you avoid potential disputes, legal issues, or financial complications in the future. Here are some situations where you might consider getting a survey:

  1. If the property boundaries are unclear or in dispute.

  2. If there are any encroachments or other issues involving neighboring properties.

  3. If you plan to build, subdivide, or develop the property.

  4. If you are required to obtain a survey by your mortgage lender, title insurance company, or local government.

  5. If the property is in a flood zone, a survey may be required to determine the exact elevation.

In the end, whether or not to obtain a survey depends on your specific situation and the level of risk you are comfortable with. Consult with a real estate attorney for personalized advice based on your individual needs and circumstances.It is generally a good idea to have a survey conducted on a property before purchasing it, as a survey can reveal important information about the property that may not be immediately apparent. This information can be valuable in helping you make an informed decision about whether or not to purchase the property.

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