When your interested in purchasing a piece of land, there are many things to consider. It’s important to know all there is to know about the property before you purchase it. Hiring an engineering and consulting company is a great way to make sure your property is ready and able to fit your plans. Here are a few things that you find out with Due diligence.
Property Zone – There are different types of property. You have residential zones that can only homes built there. Some ordinances even prohibit in-home businesses. Then there are commercial zones that can have businesses such as stores, hotels, and office buildings. There are also other types such as industrial and agricultural zones. What you can build depends on the zone.
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Permits – Before you build anything, you have to have permits. This is permission from your city or municipality to build there. Even if you already have everything built, any changes need to be permitted first. If you wanted to put up a fence or shed at your home, most municipalities require permits for this. Your local engineering and consulting firm can help you learn what types of permits you will need to build there.
Issues – During this process, you will also learn about any issues you might have with your design or things that might cause problems during construction. Facing these problems before you begin makes it easier for you to adject any designs or plans. This will save you money and time in the long run.
Entitlements – Beside permits and property zones, you have entitlements. These are permissions you can ask for specifically from the local government to develop the property in any way you want. This could override the zone of the property and allow you to build a commercial business on a residential property. You also use entitlements to ask for permission to build roads leading up to your property if there aren’t any.