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selecting a professional land surveyor

When selecting a Professional Land Surveyor you should select one that specializes in property boundary surveying. A local surveyor is usually always best, as a local surveyor will have land records that most others will not, which will not only save time and money but will insure the correct controlling corners are being used. The Surveyor should always perform the work under a contract, this will help eliminate misunderstandings, a well-defined scope of work that lists all services, fees and the survey price should always be requested.

Here is a checklist to keep in mind:

When selecting a Surveyor it is most important that you select one that holds a valid license in the State in which the property is located, using an unlicensed surveyor will be a complete waste of time and money and will not yield a legal survey. In nearly all States, Surveyors are required by law to continue their education, this is to ensure that they understand court rulings and changes in the law relating to boundary surveying. Ask your Surveyor about their continuing education.

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When selecting a survey firm, selecting a well-established firm with a long and successful history will ensure support long after the project is complete. Selecting a firm that is established and licensed within the state will help ensure that you have selected a "Firm or Individual" that will be around to support your current and future needs, should they arise.

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