In my opinion…
Recently a potential client has asked for a survey for a conservation effort. In this case the amount of land to be conserved will be a large part of a parcel that is nearly 90 acres. The amount of land remaining will be 20 acres.
The potential client has informed me that the town planner’s opinion is that the remaining land does not need to be surveyed. So I only need to survey 70 acres and a note for “remaining land” would be adequate.
In my opinion the town planner should not be giving advice on land surveying to anyone, especially a land surveyor. Personally, I do not care what the planner thinks.
This is what I wrote to the potential client prior to the planner’s survey advice:When land is subdivided it is in the public interest that all boundaries be shown, and not just the part that is to be separated.Also the common boundary of the land that is to be made part of conservation is essentially a survey of the other remaining property.So, the entire boundary needs to be defined before making the split.
If the planner wants to advise or opine on a specific approach to survey land, then he or she should obtain a survey license.
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