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What can I expect while working with a land surveyor?

If you have managed to find a good surveyor to determine your land boundaries, you might wonder how your professional relationship will proceed. If you are planning to build a new building, such as a garage, on your Fayetteville property, you want your land survey to go off without a hitch. The key to a successful collaboration is to understand what a surveyor is obligated to do and how surveyors conduct their work.

According to Realtor, when you hire a surveyor, you should keep in mind that the surveyor does not answer to you in every respect. The land survey that the surveyor will produce may not necessarily match your expectations. If the survey shows that your property line ends a few feet short to create your new garage or shed, the surveyor can do nothing to give you those extra feet.

Surveyors take great care to produce the correct result because they are responsible for any problems that arise as a result of their surveys. When a surveyor creates a land document, it becomes public record. Should someone discover a problem with the document, the original surveyor could be sued for producing the faulty results.

You should also not equalize your own ability to take a survey with that of a professional surveyor. Modern technology gives people GPS use in their smart phones, and some property owners may rely on that to find the boundaries of their land. However, your ordinary smart phone GPS will not be as accurate as the equipment a surveyor uses. In fact, a surveyor’s GPS will be far more accurate than a typical consumer grade GPS, showing accuracy within a single centimeter.

Some people might be put off by the standoffish nature they may find in a surveyor. Surveying work can be a solitary job, involving long periods of time studying the land without another person around to talk to. Surveyors tend to be comfortable with little interaction. So while they may not be the most social sort when you chat with them, those personality traits help them to perform a solid job.

Keep in mind that this article is not written to provide you with legal advice. Its purpose is to educate readers on the topic of land disputes.

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