How Do Chartered Surveyors Complete Their Task

Property owners have many concerns. First, they need to be well-informed about the laws pertaining to property ownership. This is very necessary especially in real estate because land titles can be troublesome if not arranged beforehand. They need to understand the exact area where the property starts and ends for protection of the ownership. If all of these are realized, then a property owner is one step ahead of the others.

If there’s something that home or property owners probably miss, it’s chartered surveying. Chartered building surveys are so much more than just a building inspection. Depending on the set of laws of a country, one should consider building surveys for a specific reason:

English: Parliament Square, in the background ...

English: Parliament Square, in the background the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London, UK Deutsch: Blick auf den Parliament Square mit der Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors im Hintergrund; London, Vereinigtes Königreich (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  1. Setting where the property starts and begins.

Determining the boundary lines may be the most common reason why property owners seek the service of building surveyors. Knowing the boundary lines for possession will help you plan out your property well. For instance, you want to use your lot to build a commercial building. Knowing the specific area of your property will help you what to do with the structure of the building. After determining the boundaries of your property, you will be given a certificate stating the legal description of your possession.

  1. Relationship with the adjacent property

Your legal boundary certification will also state that there are no overlapping areas with the property adjacent to yours, and there is no discrepancy with the calculation of the boundary lines. This is especially helpful for properties near a road or street or a government property.

  1. Determining rights of way and other legal requirements

No matter the size of your property, the government has the right to impose legal matters such as giving rights-of-way for old properties which may be blocked with your new estate. Even on abandoned roads, new established properties should always make roads or streets visible.

  1. Rules on bodies of water

The survey will include the laws on surface waters such as pond, lakes, streams and lakes. The rules on underground water belong to another body of accrediting professionals. Typically, properties covering an underground water will have to be removed or slightly move to give way to the water to come out.

  1. Ongoing alterations

If the property is currently under maintenance or improvements, the surveyor will give a certification to prove that there is an activity done for the building. The certification will state that all construction activities are legal, that the materials bought and specifications of the post and other parts are in accordance to government standards. During the inspection, the surveyor will also recommend the latest techniques in construction that could enhance your property even more.

  1. Reporting faulty wires and cables

When a surveyor says he will check everything about your property, then he will inspect everything, including the wires and cables system. Surveyors will see to it that the electric systems are reported to the electric companies because they too will give their provisions as to how tall the trees should grow or rearrange the cables before the excavation begins.

About

Having served 16 years in the army Colin re-educated during the early 1990’s including two years at the Camborne School of Mines reading Mineral Surveying and Resource Management achieving a first class Diploma (Dip CSM). This allowed direct entry to the second year at The University of the West of England, Bristol reading Valuation and Estate Management. Training and experience was gained with Exeter City Council Estates Department and Sheperds Chartered Surveyors qualifying as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in June 2003. Colin set-up the company in May 2009 and covers the complete range of services.

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