Proper land surveying calls for a lot, and that’s why a land surveyor needs to know how to perform his or her job appropriately. There are many Alberta land surveyors, some competent and others out there to trick the uninformed client. To avoid fraud or purchasing land that’s not accurately measured and outlined, you may want to keep these tips in mind when hiring a land surveyor.
First and foremost, the individual must have adequate experience. Also, bear in mind that Alberta land surveyors also specialize in certain areas and so, it’s important to choose the right person for the job. Some surveyors are skilled in providing land development survey while some are good at staking the construction layout or mapping. As such, it is imperative to discuss your project with the potential land surveyor and ask them about their experience with such work.
Ensure that the surveyor is licensed as this is one way to ascertain that you’re handing your property to the right hands. This is ideally important as only a licensed property surveyor’s report will be deemed valid. To verify an existing license, you should check it with the state licensing board.
Make professionalism a priority. Before hiring a land surveyor, it’s a good idea to have a hint of his or her approach towards the project. The person should be prompt in answering your questions and should be thorough in explaining how they will go about the job.
Check whether they are technology oriented. Being adept with the latest technological advances is of utmost important in the field of land survey. In regards to this, ask about his or her knowledge in laser scanning, global positioning system, computer assisted drafting and such. Even though you may not require some of these services, a land surveyor who keeps up with their career development through continued study is ultimately a better professional.
Finally, everything you agree with the expert must be written in the contract. Ascertain that the contract has all the details of the entire project including specific assignments as well as the payment methods and dates. It’s important to know what exactly you’ll be getting. Usually, you will have to pay the surveyor a partial amount after signing the contract and settle the balance once the project is completed.
Like earlier mentioned, there are numerous land survey experts in Alberta, but with this guide, you will be able to narrow down to the ideal one without much hassle.