We highly recommend a survey because the title examination to the property involves only a chain of title to the “dirt” and does not include the location of the improvements or any other matters which would be disclosed by the physical inspection of the property in a survey.
The survey might disclose unknown easements or encroachments by improvements over the property lines or improvements located next door onto the property being purchased. In addition, the survey might disclose shared driveways or the lack of access or whether or not a well is actually located within the perimeters of the property being purchased.
If the buyer is having the property surveyed or having the corners flagged, please let the firm know. If a new survey is done, you will want the seller to incorporate the recorded reference in the deed of conveyance. If not recorded, a survey is informative but not functional.