Summary: When buying land always get a land survey. Land Surveys are important and should be paid for by the land seller. A boundary survey measures and locates the property boundaries or building site and building envelope.
"Hi, Carl -- I have a question about getting a survey. Can I just use the survey that had already been done when I purchased the land? Or do I need a new one? Thanks!”
Always get a survey when buying land, always.
I have seen foundations that straddled property lines, were built too close to property lines, were in violation of minimum setback requirements, had their well drilled on the neighbor's property, and probably the worst violation had a railroad easement running through the...continued.