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Is the seller required to supply a survey?

I am curious to know... Is it common practice in Illinois to require the seller to provide a survey for the sale of a house on a city lot?
  • July 27 2013 - West Rogers Park
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Yes it is common practice and built into the contract.
  • July 28 2013
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If you are using the standard contract and it is not REO nor short Sale than yes, unless the seller said no in the addendum. It is what ever you negotiate. If you are getting a loan, the bank will require it. It is how you negotiate the contract will determine who pays for it. If it I a condo ir a townhome, and land is common element, than you don't need one. You always should ask for survey if you buy a home as how do you know how much land are you buying?
  • July 28 2013
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Not until the close. They arent required to supply one upfront though.
  • July 28 2013
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Most often yes unless its a REO or short sale then the seller's lender will say its your expense.  Your attorney should keep asking for it though as it is 'common practice'.  I have seen them range in price from $400-$700.
  • July 28 2013
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If there is to be a mortgage the lender will require it. On a cash deal it is not required, but why would you as the buyer not require it?
  • July 28 2013
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I can tell you in Texas, that it is common to ask the seller to provide an existing survey if there is one. If there is not one in existence then it is a point of negotiation.
  • July 27 2013
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