I bought a property in contract that is to close in a few weeks. I plotted the description of the property in the deed using some software. The resulting polygon doesn't close and in one area the boundary even crosses over itself. The problem may be due to a typo. There may be more than one error. Do I need a survey and can I make the seller pay for the survey? Is it possible to delay the closing beyond the contracted date for a survey? How do inconsistencies between the legal description and boundary markers and fences get resolved? Does a survey identify and or resolve potential issues with neighbors?