Land surveying is a profession that requires technical skills, legal knowledge, and specialized equipment. You may employ a land surveyor only once or twice in a lifetime and not be aware of the steps necessary to select a land surveyor. The surveyor creates maps for architects, engineers, landscapers, and urban planners for use in designing houses, shopping centers, recreational areas, etc.
A licensed land surveyor should be employed:
Prior to construction of a structure
Prior to any improvements on property
When subdividing parcels of land
- When purchasing real estate
The services of a land surveyor can prevent the worry and expense of moving astructure or defending a lawsuit. The land surveyor and lawyer work as a team in resolving property disputes.