Paul doing an identification survey

What is an identification survey?

Identification surveys are carried out to define & establish property boundaries. It is important for all property owners to ensure that their land ownership rights are protected. Knowing where your property boundaries extend and checking that they are not encroached upon by neighbouring properties is a good step towards being aware of what you own. A cadastral land surveyor can mark your property boundaries and provide you with piece of mind before you finalise that purchase, or simply to ensure your new fence goes up in the correct location. All too often people trust that their solicitor will be able to uncover any unwanted issues associated with the block of land they are purchasing. Without a survey, you run the risk of not discovering an encroachment which could impact on the use of your land, hence proving to be very costly.

Some common identification surveys we get asked to do are:

  • Marking of boundaries for new fencing or building work;
  • Checking for building encroachment issues;
  • Resolving disputes with neighbours over land boundaries; and
  • to confirm the ownership of trees on and close to boundaries.

Why property owners need to do this

Having a boundary survey is like taking out an insurance policy on your land. Confirming your land boundaries is especially critical before you purchase any property. If you are buying a block of land you need a guarantee that you are getting what you paid for, before the sale goes unconditional. This is where we can help.

East Coast Surveys has conducted numerous identification surveys over the last 20 years. We can help check that your boundaries and land area (square metres) are correct, that the dimensions correctly relates to your certificate of title, and that no buildings or structures cross any land boundaries onto neighbouring properties (and vice versa). We have helped give many Brisbane homeowners the peace of mind that they are getting what they paid for by carrying a survey of their land.

View 7 reasons why you should have your property surveyed prior to purchasing

Frequently asked questions

Our survey plan will identify if, exactly how much, and where, the house encroaches.
Yes - they can be used in a court of law to have the neighbour take action to remedy the situation.
Definitely yes! This is to protect your interests & rights as a property owner & to ensure you are getting what you paid for.

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Client testimonials

  • East Coast Surveys (Aust) have been the surveyors for MSO Holdings since July 2011. Duing this time they have provided Surveying and Town Planning seryices for two subdivision projects. Whenever we have had a need for quick response their professionalism and promptness cannot be questioned and is a credit to their firm.

    - Mark S Smith (MSO HOLDINGS PTY LTD)

  • The surveyor, Mark, was professional, humble , amiable and accommodating. He had 3 decades of experience and it showed. However I was amazed at his people skills and patience. This experience exceeded both my and the Project Managers expectations.

    - Wayne J. Chandler

  • We engaged ECS to do the survey work for our subdivision and have been impressed with their high level of service and proactive approach not only doing the survey work, but seeing the lot sealing process through to its completion. They were always willing to go above and beyond and we really appreciated their experience and guidance through this process.

    - Kendrick & Benita

  • My experience with East Coast Surveys was professional and helpful from the first phone call to receiving my plans. When i called them i did not know which Survey i needed i was just told by my Architect to call a Surveyor and get my Land Surveyed. Paul was so helpful and the price was affordable

    - Chris (True Local)

  • I would like to thank Paul for all the help he gave me with my enquiries about future work. I would recommend East Coast Surveys to anyone considering development and reconfiguring of a lot. I will definitely be using your services again in the future. Very happy customer

    - Sue

  • We engaged East Coast Surveys to assist us with our Town Planning and Surveying to sub-divide our land and house. This was an extremely challenging project and was handled professionally and accurately by East Coast Surveys making my dealings with the whole team delightful. Each one of the team went above and beyond to assist us as first timers.

    - Vicki A.

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