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A Land Surveyor in Guadalupe County, TX Explains Utility Easements

January 25, 2017 4:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A utility easement allows utility companies to use sections of land for electric, telephone, cable and water lines. This use was allowed when land plats were first divided by a land surveyor in Guadalupe County, TX, which gave utility companies access to your land before you acquired it. Most properties on a city grid, water or power system have a utility easement attached to it. Here are why these easements exist and what you can expect if you have one on your land. Arises from public need An easement is an authorization to use land that belongs to someone else.... View Article

Types of Easements Used by a Land Planner in Guadalupe County, TX

January 11, 2017 2:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Easements allow for right of way through property that does not belong to you. If you are a land planner in Guadalupe County, TX and see that people need to cross a neighboring land plot to get to your subdivision, you need to talk to your attorney about easements. Here are the types of easements used in Texas: Easement by necessity: This type of easement arises with landlocked parcels where the only access is through another’s land. For example, a landowner may subdivide and sell the back 100 acres and keep 200 acres. The only way for the new owner... View Article

Eminent Domain and the Property Surveyor in Guadalupe County, TX

December 28, 2016 2:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Texas does not have a right of entry statute to help land boundary surveys. That is why eminent domain is frequently an issue for the property surveyor in Guadalupe County, TX. If a survey must occur and property owners do not allow access, eminent domain is the next logical step. Here is what you need to know about how this issue affects your land surveys. Usual routine Right of entry and eminent domain arise in boundary surveys. To get an accurate assessment of boundary lines, surveyors must have access to neighboring land plots. In most states, there is a right... View Article

No-Rise Certificates from a Land Surveyor in Guadalupe County, TX

November 15, 2016 9:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Any project that is to be constructed in a floodway must undergo a thorough review to determine if the project, once completed, will increase flood heights in the area. Engineers and surveyors must conduct a thorough analysis before a building permit can be issued to the property owner. Once the analysis is complete, a copy of the record must be provided to the community’s permit file in the form of a No-Rise Certification, which guarantees that a project will not increase flood heights. Any No-Rise Certification must be supported by demonstrable technical data and then signed by a registered and... View Article

Get Elevation Certificates from a Land Surveyor in Guadalupe County, TX

November 9, 2016 9:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Elevation certificates are important documents given to properties to provide an official record that any new buildings and improvements on the land that are located in an identified Special Flood Hazard Area are elevated to the proper levels. Elevation information is required by local municipalities to ensure all properties comply with floodplain management ordinances, and also help consumers to know that their home or business is not going to be in danger of getting flooded out. FEMA encourages all communities to use its own Elevation Certificate to fulfill these local ordinances, as FEMA’s certificate can also be used by the... View Article

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111 E Mountain St
Seguin, TX 78155

Phone: (830) 379-5552

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