Ask your real estate agent to get this info for you if any is available. It is likely that you will have to have an inspection done once you get a contract on the house you like. A septic inspection can be done to determine the condition of the septic tank and the field. This will often require the tank to be pumped out and I try to ask the sellers to do that in a contract when I work for the buyers. Many places require a well to be tested prior to closing, ask you agent.... more
Typically this has to come from a surveyor, and it will come at your expense. Typically a title search has to be done before a survey can be completed so that the surveyor knows exactly where to survey. The title search would also be done at your expense unless you decide to go under contract, then it depends on what the contract states.
If in doubt, ask a real estate agent in your area as real estate laws vary from state to state. You can also speak with a title lawyer or real estate lawyer in your area that may be able to provide more insight into your specific issue.
If you need a referral to any one of these in your area, please feel free to contact me.
Brian Rayl, REALTORÂ®, e-PRO
Keller Williams Elite - Dallas Park Cities
When you purchased your home, you should have gotten a "plat of survey". That's what you need. If you can't find it, call a survey company and they will come out and measure your property. Hope this helps you!... more