We’re all human. We all have the ability to make errors, mistakes, and miscalculations. So what happens when we make mistakes? Who ends up paying? Is it ultimately the client, the surveyor…or hopefully someone else? Hopefully the land surveyor that you trust your clients to carries insurance. There are several key policies that land surveyors carry and they include the following:
- E & O – Errors and Omissions. Land Surveyors carry this policy which covers errors specifically caused due to our human error. If property corners are incorrectly set, if drawings are incorrectly made then this policy would cover those inaccuracies.
- General Liability. In the event that a crew member gets hurt while on a property performing a boundary survey this insurance policy would cover any claim.
Similar to home owners insurance, there are different levels of coverage and deductibles. Policies will vary from surveyor to surveyor. Check and ask your local professional land surveyor if they are insured. It protects you and your client!
Information provided should not be considered legal advice and all buyers, agents and title companies should consult their attorneys for legal advice.
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