Seller's are not required to provide you with a survey per say. Often times the seller may have a survey they can give you but it may be very old, or they may not even have one. If the seller provides you with a survey that is say 3 years old or more, how do you know if something on the property, or neighboring property has changed since then? It behooves any buyer to pay for and get their own survey regardless to make sure there are no encumbrances on the property. If there is some form of encumbrance, you would want that addressed in some fashion before you close the deal. Hence you do a survey before you close.
If I can be of further assistance, please let me know.
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783