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Squatters’ Rights and Surveying (Adverse Possession Law)

A few years ago we wrote about Adverse Possession Law, more commonly known as Squatters’ Rights. Adverse Possession cases are rare, but when they do occur, they are complex and technical and require the services of a registered surveyor. Late last year, a case of adverse possession (McFar­land v Ger­tos [2018] NSWSC 1629) was proven

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Surveying at Riversdale

A couple of weeks ago we were fortunate enough to spend the day surveying at Riversdale, a spectacular rural property run by Bundanon Trust. The Bundanon properties are also wildlife refuges and home to a diverse mix of birds, mammals and reptiles. During our visit, we were lucky enough to see wombats, kangaroos, wildflowers cockatoos,

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Land Surveying After Natural Disasters

In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the number of costly natural disasters. “In this decade so far, each year has seen an average of 10.5 disasters. The scale of this increase amounts to one additional billion-dollar disaster every four years.” Natural disasters include events like cyclones, floods, droughts, bushfires, earthquakes, volcanoes,

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Land Surveying Mistakes

Common Land Surveying Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Land surveying is careful and detailed work requiring the expertise of an experienced surveyor. However, this is an industry in which unfortunate mistakes do happen from time to time. Homeowners, contractors, business owners, architects and more all depend on land surveyors when buying or selling property or beginning a construction project. When surveyors make even

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How Much Does A Land Survey Cost?

How Much Does A Land Survey Cost?

Whether you are about to commence a home renovation project or are in charge of a large commercial construction project, it’s likely you’ll need a land survey. Cost is always a factor in any construction project – big or small – so it’s not surprising we are frequently asked about the cost of land surveying.

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what do land surveyors do

What Do Land Surveyors Do?

Surveying can seem a mystifying, complicated process to a non-surveyor or to a homeowner who simply knows they need a survey. Put simply, surveying uses maths, physics, and engineering principles to take big measurements. Surveys are used to determine the: Location of existing infrastructure Legal boundaries of a plot of land Topography and slopes of

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All About Drone Surveying

All About Drone Surveying

The use of drones by land surveying teams across Australia is becoming more common. Not only are drones more efficient, but they also allow for safer working conditions, better data and more accurate models. Drones also offer significant savings when it comes to land surveying costs. How Surveyors Use Drones Using drones to collect data

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3D Laser Scanning & Heritage Buildings

3D Laser Scanning & Heritage Buildings

Land surveyors play an important role in the building, construction and development industries. From land mapping to residential subdivision surveys, land surveyors assist in a wide range of important applications. Another important and interesting aspect of their work is heritage architectural scanning. Using a 3D laser scanner, land surveyors are able to carry out detailed

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Land Surveying A Brief History

Land Surveying: A Brief History

Land surveys and land mapping are an integral part of every town and city. You may not be aware of it but surveying is essential to most construction, engineering, and mapping projects and it has been around for centuries. In fact, surveying has been around for approximately 6,000 years. Evidence of land surveying has been

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A Land Survey Should Be Part Of The House Buying Process

There are plenty of guides to purchasing your home out there, but a pre-purchase land survey isn’t always included as essential. Purchasing a home is an investment, so it is important that the process is not rushed. Along with a pest inspection and building inspection, a land survey is a key step in avoiding major

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