A Topographic or Detail Survey, must be carried out before any design is undertaken for a new development on an urban or rural property.
For anyone planning on additions or alterations to an existing house, or if you plan to knock down / rebuild or if you have a vacant block of land, your will have to lodge a Development Application with your local council before any construction takes place.
In most cases a full detail survey of the property is required showing the existing features on site before changes are made.
Our standard detail survey on an residential block of land , less than 1000 sq.m includes the following items:
Identification surveys are often required to be included in a contract for sale of land so as to determine the position of buildings on the property. These surveys may be requested by your Solicitor.
You may also require a survey when applying for an Occupation Certificate from your local council or upon a completed stage in the construction process of new home.
We also undertake this type of survey for any time information is needed about the relationship of a structure to the property boundaries.
An identification survey must be signed by a Registered Surveyor and show the position of buildings in relation to boundaries, easements, structures on adjoining properties, as well as providing details of any boundary encroachments.
We can also provide a floor level of the structure if requested on Australian Height Datum.
A written report and sketch plan of their property is provided in Hard Copy and Electronic format along with a current photo.