Property Boundaries and Fences

Property Boundaries and Fences

When you’re trying to determine the location of property boundaries and fences, it’s important to call in professional surveyors, like the team at Queensland Surveying Solutions, to carry out an Identification Survey.

This type of survey, also commonly called a boundary survey, is the only way to determine where the exact property lines lie. That means it’s also helpful when neighbours disagree about the location of trees, fences and other structures.

Recently, we carried out an Identification Survey for a homeowner in Albany Creek who was concerned their neighbour’s newly-built retaining wall was encroaching onto their land.

Boundary Surveying: North Brisbane Retaining Wall

In this case, our survey showed that the retaining wall was not encroaching on the homeowner’s land.

We found the wall was on the boundary in some parts, but in other areas it was clear.

Our team was able to provide a definitive conclusion for our client by completing an Identification Survey. It also prevented any unnecessary conflict between the neighbours.

How to find the property boundary

When professional surveyors are looking to identify the property boundary, these are the steps we take:  

  1. We marked the boundaries with pegs and screws.
  2. We picked up the location of the retaining wall in question.
  3. We marked the retaining wall on the Identification Survey Plan:
    • On the plan, we showed where the retaining wall was positioned in relation to the actual boundary.
  4. We then lodged the Identification Survey Plan with the Department of Natural Mines, Resources & Energy for public record. This is a legal requirement.
  5. We also provided a copy of the survey to our client.

When is an Identification Survey Useful?

It is often assumed that the property boundary is where the fence is located, however we find a lot of fences are not erected on the actual boundary (especially in older areas).

Without an Identification Survey there is no way of determining where the actual boundary is.

These surveys can help when homeowners are:

  • Erecting a fence or retaining wall,
  • Investigating an easement,
  • Resolving property line disputes with neighbours,
  • Working out if a neighbouring structure is encroaching on their land, and
  • Building an extension or any new structures on their property.

Property boundaries and fences

If you’ve got questions about property boundaries and fences in south east Queensland, our surveying consultancy can help.

Request a quote today by calling (07) 3325 0927.

At Queensland Surveying Solutions we are a surveying consultancy with years of experience providing support and surveying services in civil, construction, cadastral, mining and engineering industries.

We’re committed to delivering accurate and comprehensive construction surveysdevelopment surveys and property surveys at a reasonable cost, with upfront quotes.

They key to our success is an absolute commitment to the success of our staff as individuals and the projects of our clients.

We’ve helped ensure the accuracy for countless building projects across South East Queensland. To get in touch about how we can help with your next surveying project, call us on 07 3325 0927 or enquire online here.


Queensland Surveying Solutions – Burrum Heads Boat Ramp


Grant drew the short straw and was assigned to the Burrum Heads Boat Ramp project.

Took a lot of convincing to get him back in the office!

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As our name suggests we service many areas throughout Queensland.

Our surveyor Ron put in a few hard days work this month at the beautiful Emu Park in northern Queensland.

Tough gig, but someone has to do it!

Our client is constructing a sea wall to assist in decreasing the effects of erosion.

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Do you need a Surveyor in Brisbane?

Do you need a Surveyor in Brisbane?

Did you know that Queensland Surveying Solutions not only caters to the Civil, Construction and Engineering industries, but also to the wider community?

Queensland Surveying Solutions provides all the experience and professionalism you would expect from a large firm and are highly equipped to deal with the challenges that are met on large civil and construction projects.

In saying this, we take individual care and show a true commitment that you would expect from a smaller company which assists our clients within the community in completing numerous other surveys that would be required when building a new home, adding an extension, erecting a fence or a retaining wall near or on a boundary.

Do you require a contour and detail survey because you are building a new home? Do you require an identification survey to locate your boundaries? Are you putting up a new fence or retaining wall near or on your boundary? Are you experiencing disputes over boundaries with your neighbour?

Yes……Then you need to call Queensland Surveying Solutions to talk with one of our  professionals and get a quote today!

Call –  3325 0927 or email for a quote today!

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Photo courtesy of employee Damian on the job at Lowood.