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 professional land surveyor can prevent the worry and expense of moving a structure or defending a lawsuit. The land surveyor and lawyer work as a team in resolving property disputes.