Although in most transactions a survey is not legally required, a current survey can be very helpful, especially if the property has never been surveyed before. A survey will clearly delineate boundary lines, identify corners and determine total acreage, as well as identify possible title issues that otherwise would not be apparent from the public record. The survey will also locate easements, rights of way and encroachments that affect the property. A new survey can be certified, referenced in your new deed and then filed, thereby establishing clear and unambiguous title in the name of the new owner.