May 08, 2007 2:56 pm
I just received a note from builder advising me that I need for a survey to be carried out on my land before we can commence construction. For those who are unsure what I am talking about this survey is basically to put the title pegs in place on the block so that the title boundaries are clearly marked.
My builder has advised me that they are able to carry this out for me for a fee of a $1000 but I have no idea what the going rate is to get this done and therefore am turning to you guys for some sound advice.
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May 08, 2007 3:31 pm
Sallyho on the face of it that does sound a bit dear.
I would have thought that a site survey only to mark out the boundary position would be more in the vicinity of $500 - $600 but the best way to check would be to contact a Surveyor in your area & ask how much for a 'title boundary establishment survey'
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May 08, 2007 6:58 pm
I believe what you are referring to is what's called the 're-establishment survey'. We were told to have this done on our block as well - although to this day, I still doubt the necessity of it, as our block was already fenced off with houses on all 3 sides.
Our builder quoted in excess of $1,000 so we got this done ourselves. As ausdesign suggested, we rang around a few Surveyors and we got it done for around $650 (I think - need to check as it's been a while). Most of the Surveyors we rang quoted somewhere in $800 - $900 mark.
Please PM me if you would like the contact details of the Surveyor.
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May 08, 2007 7:42 pm
It's a very common requirement, and as much as we think it does not need to be re-done with fences already in place etc, they can be in the wrong place.!!!
My parents gained and extra 18 inches on the side of their block when the block beside them was being re-surveyed for the new units going on them.
Caused all sorts of issues for the developers as they were squeezing it and loosing 18 inches meant they had to either buy my parents bit, (Cost, time lost etc) or move /redesign the building so the car park and driveway still met the council regs of clearances etc.
Must do it before you build, because councils do not like houses too close to a boundary and it has been known for a house to be built over the boundary of another block.
Costs should be whatever the surveyor would charge and the builder is probably trying to make some extra bucks by pushing you to use him.
Don't let them do it. Be strong and get you own prices.
Good luck, and have fun.
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May 08, 2007 9:01 pm
Yeah it is ridiculous!!
We have houses an all boundaries that have been established for over 6 years and yet we still needed to do a re-establishement survey.
A waste of $700 IMO.
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May 09, 2007 8:54 am
Well thanks everyone.
Just to let you know I spent yesterday afternoon ringing many a surveyors the pricing I found to be very interesting and was shocked that it could vary so much from surveyor to surveyor.
Anyway I ended up finding a company who have confirmed they can do it for me for $580.00. A lot better I guess than the $800, $980, $1000, $1100 & $1525 I was quoted by a couple of the companies I called.
Re: Re-establishment of boundary fees8
May 09, 2007 3:14 pm
Well done Sallyho!
Just goes to show that we should always question the prices put in front of us.
PD have a clause in their "Fixed Price Tender Document" which indicates they will charge a $1000 re-establishment fee if any of the survey pegs are missing.
I think you did well!
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May 10, 2007 8:44 am
Thanks Perry - I was pretty happy with it myself, and through posting this overnight have received several PM messages with people asking who I used. Might start charging a fee for my referral services
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