1. Why Choose a Professional Land Surveyor?
2. How Do I Select a Land Surveyor?
3. What Will a Land Survey Cost?
4. When Do I Need a Land Surveyor?
5. What Will a Land Surveyor Do For Me?
6. What Does the Surveyor Need From Me?
7. Cautions for Landowners and Clients
8. What if I Have a Concern or Complaint with a Professional Land Surveyor's Work?
9. Protecting Your Interest in Property Rights
A Professional Land Surveyor renders a highly technical service in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and court decisions established by city, county, state and federal authorities.
Kansas statutes limit the practice to only those persons duly licensed by the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions.
Minimum Standards for Boundary Surveys and Mortgage Title Inspections have been established to protect the public from inferior land surveying. These standards mandate requirements and procedures for conduct of a survey and information to be provided to the client.
Professional Land Surveyors are listed in the yellow pages of the telephone book. Check with a local abstractor, attorney, realtor or other individual with knowledge of Professional Land Surveyors that practice in your area.
Base your decision of retaining the services of a Professional Land Surveyor on their reputation, experience and availability, not on the fee or costs associated with their services.
Many Professional Land Surveyors charge by the hour. The cost is dependent on many factors such as the type of survey and equipment required, weather conditions, availability of existing records and controlling survey monuments, type of terrain, access to the property and the surveyor's familiarity and knowledge of the area.
In addition to salary costs, hourly fees include allowance for business overhead, such as taxes, rent, telephone, postage, utilities and other costs related to the conduct of a Professional Land Surveying business. The costs for monuments, vehicle mileage, copying, recording fees, and other related costs associated directly to the service provided to you may be charged in addition to the hourly fee.
Due to these variables, it is often difficult to determine a flat rate fee for a land survey. Most often a land surveyor can provide an estimate of final cost based on their general experience.
To reduce the possibility of a misunderstanding or disagreement, the land surveyor may request or require that you sign an agreement or contract that includes a description of the services to be performed, an approximate completion date, a lump sum fee or hourly rate and payment schedule.
The Professional Land Surveyor will conduct all work in accordance with city, county, state or federal laws and regulations and do so with the highest standards of ethics and practice.
The professional Land Surveyor will at your request:
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***** If you have a serious complaint contact:*****
Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
Suite 507, Landon State Office Building
900 S.W. Jackson Street
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1257
The Professional Land Surveyor locates the property in which you enjoy your livelihood and for which future improvements could be planned and constructed. Their professional service will cost less in time, worry and expense than relocating a building, fence or other improvement or defending a lawsuit in court due to a land boundary controversy. Retain a Professional Land Surveyor before planning your development and investing funds, as a protection of your interest.
The Professional Land Surveyor renders a highly technical and complex service. In cases of controversy they can appear as your expert witness, if necessary. The surveyor assumes responsibility for their professional opinion and accuracy of their work.