| 5 Things to Remember When Picking a Land Surveyor|
|If you have found yourself requiring the use and knowledge of an experienced land surveyor there are some things you should know before you hire your land surveyor of choice. There are a series of questions you should always ask your prospective land surveyor in order to understand whether they are a right fit for you or your organization. Before investing time, money and resource into a land surveyor make sure they have what it takes to get the task at hand completed on time and correctly.|
Ask About Experience
Always ask how many years of experience the surveyors has. It is important to understand that with experience comes the ability to work efficiently and smart. That is not to say someone with less experience cannot handle the job properly but it is good to completely understand what type of person or firm you are working with.
Ask For References
Ask for referrals, or if possible, talk to past clients for an opinion of past work. This is probably one of the most efficient ways to determine if someone is capable of completing the job at the caliber they claim. Past references don't lie and they will be more than happy to tell you how they meshed with their company and how they completed the job.
Read Through the Fine Print
Make sure the contract specifically states all the work to be done and has an estimated completion date. Make sure to really take a look and examine the fine print in your contract and make sure that everything you had agreed upon would be done is in the drawn up contract. The last thing you want is a surprise at the 11th hour of the project.
Don't be afraid to ask questions
i.e.: Do I get a plan after all the work is done? (A plan is not always produced depending on the type of work to be performed) A contract can always be revised if necessary. Write down every question you want to ask prior to make sure they all get answered properly.
Know What You Want
Be specific in what you want. An honest land surveyor can save the client a lot of money considering what the client may think he or she needs as opposed to what is really necessary for completion of the project. This is why it is important to work with someone that is reputable and comes recommended in the industry or through past references.