Posted By Nate Dearyan on 11/2/2008 at 11:37 AM
time, I had a call to perform a survey. The client had a deed, and
there was a corner of the land that he did NOT own. He wanted to sell
his piece, and have us INCLUDE the corner he did not own. I went to the
courthouse, researched the title, and found out who did own it, and
that it would be wrong of us to pretend he did own it. He had the
little corner under fence. The fence ran perpendicular to a road.I
told him I would be happy to survey it, but that I would have to show
the little corner on the plat hatched in, and shown as a possible title
conflict area. I told him that I could not artificially show him as the
owner, without the proper deed. I never did the job, and he never called me again.
some folks "The wish is father to the fact". And, they wish they owned
something, and try to get the surveyor to say that they own it, when in
fact they do not.
This is a case in point where your ethics
are pressed. I had a full day of research in the job, and discovered
evidence that dismissed me from the job. I did not have a contract with
him, as I did not know the price, until I had done the research.
I did not make any money on it.
Surveying is like that sometimes.
November 3, 2008