PROPERTY DISPUTES

Property disputes come in many different forms. Examples include individuals litigating the ownership rights of a property (land title), the location of the ownership line that separates them from one (land boundary), one’s right to use the land of another (easements), or even riparian (water) or littoral boundaries. 

Determining the interests and locations of each parcel when litigating property disputes often requires an extensive search of the Public Record for survey maps, survey plats, survey field notes, and property deeds. 

Once the deeds, descriptions, and maps have been found and analyzed, modern technology such as total stations and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) allow the surveyor to accurately retrace the property boundaries. 

No matter your dispute, Dr. Nettleman, Surveyor Expert Witness, is available to help solve your boundary, title, and easement questions using his extensive experience.

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Standards of Practice

Land Surveyors are considered Professionals in almost every state. Therefore, surveyors are owed their clients and the Pubic a duty of reasonable care as measured by a reasonable PLS.

Proving whether a Professional Surveyor fell below that duty is often a task requiring another PLS to testify in court.

Everything a land surveyor is required to do is dictated by survey textbooks, state case law, and statute. 

The majority of surveyors practice within these rules and do a great job. But some surveyors injure their clients by failing to meet minimum standards. 

Determining if the surveyor met their professional duty can often be difficult and confusing. 

Dr. Nettleman has testified for both plaintiffs and defendants concerning land survey negligence and professional responsibility issues many times, contact him today to learn more about what land surveyors are required to do.

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