Are you thinking of building, renovating or subdividing? Let’s take a look at why you will need a licensed or registered land surveyor.
When you need a little expertise
From the smallest plot to multi-million-dollar developments, the world in which we live is organised and legal ownership parameters are determined through the expertise of licensed and registered surveyors.
Since they are the experts in cadastral (also known as land management) law, planning and titles, they are the only professionals authorised by the government to legally define boundaries and prepare subdivision plans. This means that licensed and registered surveyors forge strong relationships with government agencies and can provide insight into gaining approvals.
What do Surveyors do?
Land surveyors determine and advise on property boundaries when land is subdivided, bought or sold. They need to hold a special license as their findings determine the status of land ownership.
In the office, surveyors use sophisticated software, such as auto-cad to draft plans and map the onsite measurements. They are experts in determining land size and measurement. Surveyors also give advice and provide information to guide the work of engineers, architects and developers.
Why is surveying important?
We depend on surveying to ensure order in the physical world around us. Surveyors are among good company, working closely with their peers in the fields of engineering, architecture, geology and planning. Their role underpins these industries; surveyors are the first people on any construction site, measuring and mapping the land. These primary measurements are then used by architects to understand and make the most of the unique landscape when designing, and by engineers to plan structures accurately and safely. As such, surveyors ensure buildings not only fit with the landscape but are able to be constructed.
If you would like to find out more about Land Surveying before taking on your next project, then you can read about it here.