Post # 1
We’re just at the very beginning of a big house reno/rebuild and we need to get a land survey done. We had a quote for $2800 which is for the following:
- topographic survey
- verify and certify site and grading plan
- construction layout – they’ll stake out the addition to the house (2 visits, one before excavation and another after excavation to mark the corners)
- legal survey for new house
Does anyone know if this is a good price??? I had heard that if you use the same survey team as the last survey that was done you can save about $700 (don’t have to set up a new file, etc etc) but I think that company has folded, I can’t find info on them anywhere other than old city council minutes from the 80’s!!!
Any advice or thoughts? Thanks!
Post # 3
i kno where i live, surveys are based on the square acreage…so the bigger the piece of property, the more it’ll cost… i dont kno the average price tho so i’m not sure if that number sounds too high or low… sorry! :-/
Post # 4
I think it varies from place to place, but my parents just bought about 70 acres of land and their surveryor charged them under 1k and it involved a lot of walking! However that didn’t include the legal survery for a house, he did mark where a camp could go though.
Post # 5
Thanks for your input ladies, I appreciate it!
Post # 6
I work for an architecture firm and the engineer who produces our site surveys charges about $2000 for a survey and the certified site plan that results from that. That doesn’t include a layout for the addition, and any other work beyond that is charged hourly.
Post # 7
@bakerella: Contact a local real estate agent and ask them if they could provide you with a quote. I know in BC it’s done through the LTO and with sales/pruchases of homes it’s usually lower than that price. I’m not sure what the independent cost when needed for a reno would be, however. The agents will know best and usually they don’t mind providing the information if they’re an established office.
Post # 8
Wow…looking at these prices…
I had one done for $350 and the blueprint for $150. The house isn’t on a lot of land and I had stakes put down so I can put up a fence soon.