• Surveyors and Their Work
  • October 31, 2011 | Author: A. Gabriel "Gabe" Bass
  • Law Firms: Bass Law - El Reno Office ; Bass Law - Oklahoma City Office
  • Surveys frequently play a prominent role in real estate transactions, yet it is often the case that the parties to the transaction (and their advisors) are generally uninformed about the role and responsibilities of land surveyors and the particulars of their work product. This lack of basic knowledge about the profession of land surveying and surveys can lead to confusion and misunderstandings between buyers, sellers, lenders and others involved in a transaction. The result can be disagreements, disappointments and litigation. This article is an overview of the job of the land surveyor from the perspective of the lawyer representing a buyer, seller or lender in a transaction. It is my hope that the reader will develop a more complete understanding of the job of the land surveyor and their work, thus leading to better informed clients and smoother transactions.