Problem:Project Management: Client Relations

Problem: Project Management: Client Relations

Which of the following statements describes a service that a client cannot reasonably expect from a surveyor?

(A) A surveyor will avoid provoking disputes with a client’s adjoiners.
(B) A surveyor will maintain the confidentiality of communications with the client.
(C) A surveyor will not agree to perform services for which he is not qualified.
(D) A surveyor will hold the interest of the client paramount if they come into conflict with the public interest.

This is problem 3 (12-2) from the new second edition of1001 Solved Surveying Problemsby Jan Van Sickle. Reprinted with permission from1001 Solved Surveying Problemsby Jan Van Sickle (1997, 728 pp., Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or .

Answer: D

The surveyor is bound to hold the public interest above the interests of the client if the two come into conflict.