Cadastral surveying isn’t the most commonly used phrase you hear. In fact, most people you ask probably wouldn’t have a clue what it is! But that’s all good, because when you need it done you find out exactly what it is and how imperative it is to shaping boundaries.
This imperative service involves the surveying of a piece of land to define things like land ownership maps, tax and value work, dimensions, parcel numbers, acreage and more. So, with so many complex tasks included under this term, it’s easy to see why you need experienced professionals to do the job.
But how do you find such professionals? How can you be sure that you’re enlisting a team that has the skills to define your property for your best interests?
Well, there are a few things you can ask them to ensure that they’re the real deal:
How long have you been in the industry?
Cadastral surveys are no easy task. They require knowledgeable and experienced professionals using high-tech equipment to ensure that the property is defined to its pinpoint parcel, as this is imperative to ensuring that vested interests optimise the service.
As such, you can’t just enlist any two-bit, fly-by-night operation - you need to call in the seasoned surveying veterans! Any team you enlist should have at least a few years of industry experience, as this will ensure that they have worked on pretty much any project you could dream up.
Experience is essential to this service as the gear is complex and the boundaries vague. Therefore, you must always call in a team that you can trust will accurately define the area you seek to have defined, as anything less may be disastrous and costly!
Are you licensed surveyors?
This ties into the last question, but you must ensure that they are licensed surveyors. If they are unable to produce a licence, you should make yourself unable to produce a payment - simple! Unlicensed operators are always some of the dodgiest operators in the industry. What’s more, any team operating without a licence are potentially scammers - so be sure that your prospective surveyors are all licenced up and registered with the Surveyors Board of South Australia.
Do you use the latest technology?
Because this imperative service has come a very long way in the 21st Century, you can expect that any passionate, reputable team will be using cutting-edge technology to ensure the job is done to a fine art. What’s more, you should be able to trust that the company enlists skilled and experienced technicians who can operate this complex technology with ease and efficiency, as this will make the job quicker and more accurate!
Do you have much experience in (field) of surveying?
Cadastral surveys cover an extended range of services that fall under the umbrella term. As such, you want to ensure that the team has experience in doing exactly what it is you need done. Whether it’s for dimensions, parcel numbers, land ownership or something completely different, you want to trust that your team knows what they’re doing in your specific field.
When can you get started?
Because your needs might be time-specific, you probably don’t want to be waiting around for months before the team can get to work on your land. So, don’t be afraid to ask when they can get started. They should be able to give you a pretty good idea of when they can come out and do the job, as this will give you the peace of mind that you can do what you need with results and fast.