Four Elements Of Surveying

What are the top things you look for a professional in the building industry? How much are you willing to pay for such a service? How often do you think you will need this sort of thing undertaken in the future? How frequently do you think you will need to meet to discuss your needs going forward? These are just some of the questions you are going to have to ask yourself and perhaps even have answered by others when you get involved in constructing something or another. So be sure to take your time and ponder carefully all that is going to be set before you in the not too distant future. 


Perhaps first and foremost and above all else, you will want your quantity surveyor to be loyal to you. While you might not be able to ask them to walk on just your project exclusively, as that might not be enough for them to make a living from, you can insist that when they are working on your stuff they give it their undivided attention. You can repay them by being on time for meetings and quite open in your communication. This will stand the relationship in good stead for a great deal of time. 


There is nothing much worse than being left in the dark time and time again because nobody has bothered to pick up the phone or send you a text message or an email. Then, sometimes, because this has not happened, you can be caught off guard by a note that comes out of the blue and lets you know about an expense or a time delay that you did not anticipate and were not told about. You would do well to tell the surveyor from the get go that you demand open and often communication. The least they can do is tell you that they will stick to this, and perhaps they will even suggest monthly or weekly catch ups that will keep you both abreast of proceedings for the most part. 


Whether they are cheaper than others or more expensive than the rest, the depreciation schedule cost need to be accounted for with great diligence and detail. If you are keeping the books or they are keeping track of the records, you both need to hold each other to account so that nobody is left short changed for some reason or another. At the end of the day, someone will have to cough up and fork out for the shortfall, and you don’t really want it to be you and the surveyor won’t stand for it coming from their fees. So, yes, get it right from the outset and you won’t be sorry. 


Use their services again if you were happy with the work they did for you. Tell your friends and family and colleagues about their business and perhaps you will be able to cash in on some sort of referral scheme that they would have introduced for scenarios such as this.