Identification Surveys (also called Survey Reports) are required by legal professionals, vendors and purchasers, lending institutions and Councils.
Identification Surveys are typically requested when buying or selling property in order to:
establish the location of the property boundary
determine possible encroachments by or upon the land
locate the buildings with respect to the boundaries
investigate any easements, restrictions or covenants over the land that are noted on the Title
In the case of vacant land, a surveyor will mark the corners and hence identify the land you are buying.
Identification Surveys are also commonly required throughout the construction process, whether for the purposes of progress payments by your lending institution or for the issuance of a Building Certificate at each stage and on completion of the project. (see Construction Surveys for more details)