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1819_Case_5_Summary

To protect the public and the integrity of the cadastre BOSSI continues to prosecute unregistered surveyors for performing land or mining surveys.

In September 2018, BOSSI was successful in prosecuting an unregistered surveyor for preparing a detail and contour survey that identified (showed) the property boundaries on a plan provided to a client.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the offence and requested that the matter be dealt with immediately. The Magistrate found the defendant guilty and then gave the benefit of the provisions of S.10 whereby no conviction was entered and was placed on a good behaviour bond for a period of 12 months. No costs were awarded.

The defendant indicated to the Court that they intended to proceed to undertake the necessary exams to be qualified as a registered surveyor as soon as possible (a period of time within the next 3-4 years). 

BOSSI has published the document ‘What is a land survey’ on its website to provide a uniform understanding of the definition of a land survey to the public, surveyors and allied professions.

Registered Surveyors are reminded that they must comply with the BOSSI determinations on General and Immediate Supervision – failure to comply could result in a finding of professional incompetence &/or professional misconduct under the Act.

De-identified copy of the detail and contour survey that identified (showed) the property boundaries on a plan provided to a client.

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