Some of Your Questions
Land Surveying is not comparable to doing something the same way all the time. Every job is different.
There are many questions about Land Surveying, and it is very common for most people to have at one time heard that “you always have to do it this way, or that way”, or there is a law which says it has to be true, or someone worked for a Surveyor for a summer or year, and they know how to Survey, because they learned how to do it.
It is imperative that you, as a landowner, seek the proper answer for your given situation. When consulting with a Land Surveyor, tell the whole story. This will make the Surveyor better informed to give you his/her professional opinion.
Some of the more common questions asked about Land Surveying:
- Can I find my own property lines?
- Isn’t my survey on file someplace?
- Isn’t my property already surveyed?
- Why would I need a Land Survey?
Often, the Land Surveyor will spend considerable time to best help the client understand options available, as well as the considerations to weigh of each landowner’s situation.
The Land Surveyor acts in his or her Professional capacity to best answer your questions, taking into consideration Statutory Law, Common Law, and local practice.
Acting as a fact-finder, the Land Surveyor will also advise you to contact an Attorney to settle questions or problems of a legal matter.
It is important to realize that the Land Surveyor does not wish to, nor want to be understood by a client to be practicing Law.
But the Land Surveyor will best know when Law may be applied to your situation. The reason for this is that the Land Surveyor is first to determine the situation relative to the property, or boundaries of the property.
One of the best values, and reasons to hire a Surveyor is to obtain the Professional Opinion of a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor.