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Surveyors being blamed for Ike-damaged homes

"It’s not often we get to use the words “investigation” and “Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying” in the same sentence. "At last."

By Eric Dexheimer | Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 11:15 AM

It’s not often we get to use the words “investigation” and “Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying” in the same sentence.

At last.

Typically, the state surveying board flies well below the public radar. The vast majority of its enforcement actions involve low-level boundary disputes, about 60 a year.

But late last month the agency recommended an unusually large $6,000 fine for each of two South Texas surveyors accused of violating state rules. The mistakes the surveyors are accused of making, however, will probably end up costing a couple dozen Texas homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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