The Price of a Land Survey Can Save You Many Headaches and Unforeseen Costs Later Many, if not most lenders require a new land survey each time land changes hands. However, not all lenders do, and cash buyers are exempt from this requirement. However, the price of the land survey is well worth the cost.
When is a topographic survey needed? While there are many reasons you might need a boundary survey, few homeowners ever require a topographic survey. Topographic surveys are generally only required for new construction or new development. Building your own home on a piece of land is one instance where a topographic survey could be required.