If you've booked a land surveyor to come to do a survey in preparation for some renovations you plan to do to your property, here are some tips to follow.
Notify those who own the neighbouring properties
It's a good idea to let those who own the neighbouring properties know about the upcoming work that the land surveyor will be doing. The reason for this is that in order to do the survey, the land surveyor might need to stand close to or on the border between your property and your neighbour's (if there is no obvious barrier such as a fence on this border) so that they can determine where exactly the boundary of your property ends. If you don't mention to your neighbours that you're having your property surveyed and they see this person standing very close to their land or directly on the boundary between your property and theirs, they might jump to the wrong conclusion.
They might, for example, assume that this professional is simply a random person who is about to trespass on their land. As such, if you wish to spare the land surveyor and your neighbour the stress of having an unpleasant encounter with one another, it's best to let those who own the neighbouring properties know the date and time that this professional will be surveying your property.
Don't schedule any renovation work based on your own assumptions about the probable results of the survey
Even if you're eager to get started on your renovations as soon as possible, you should avoid scheduling any specific renovation work, based on your own assumptions about the probable results of the survey. For example, if there is a summerhouse near the edge of your property that you're planning to have repainted, you might assume that because it's several metres away from where you assume your property boundary ends, the land surveyor will simply confirm your assumption and you'll be able to renovate it without any issues.
However, if you book a painter for the day after the surveyor finishes the survey, and the results of their surveying reveal that your summerhouse actually straddles your property boundary and your neighbour's, you won't be able to proceed with painting this structure until you've discussed these survey results with that neighbour. As such, you would then have to cancel the painter and would not only have wasted your own time but also the painter's time.