When Should I Select a Land Surveyor?
A person generally has few occasions to consult a Land Surveyor. Since such consultation is so infrequent, the average person is not aware of the logical steps to be followed when selecting a Surveyor. To help make such selections, we have listed the answers to a few common questions.
A land survey should be made prior to any division or transfer of real property and prior to the design and/or installation of improvements and in cases of property line disputes. Remember, the services of a Surveyor NOW, will cost less in time, worry and money than the cost of moving a building or defending a lawsuit later!
Q: Who is qualified to survey my land?
A: Only registered land surveyors are permitted, by state statutes, to perform land surveys.
Q: Is it likely that the Surveyor I select will handle my survey competently?
A: Yes, Surveyors are licensed by the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying and are reviewed for adequate education and/or experience in land surveying.
Q: How can I decide which surveyor to choose?
A: Here are some questions you can ask.
- Are they a member of a professional association?
- Are they in good standing with the State Board of Registration
- Will they give you client references?
- Have they attended any recent seminars or continuing education classes?