Please complete this form when making a complaint against a cadastral surveyor. The Board Secretary will then respond to you as soon as possible about what happens next.
The Board can receive and investigate complaints alleging that a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor has been guilty of professional misconduct, or is not entitled to be a icensed Cadastral Surveyor. Professional misconduct has a narrow definition, and is focused primarily in relation to the conduct of cadastral surveys - cadastral survey means the determination and description of the spatial extent (including boundaries) of interests under a tenure system – section 4 Cadastral Survey Act 2002. In most cases, this means surveys that relate to property boundaries
Schedule 2 of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002 sets out the forms of misconduct which are mostly related to the conduct of a cadastral (i.e. legal) survey carried out by a licensed cadastral surveyor, or the accuracy of the survey. A copy is attached.
A licensed cadastral surveyor is guilty of professional misconduct if the cadastral surveyor is found in any proceedings or appeal under Part 4 — s43
- to have been negligent in the conduct of, or failure to conduct, any cadastral survey:
- to have certified to the accuracy of any cadastral survey or cadastral survey dataset without having personally carried out or directed the cadastral survey and the related field operations:
- to have certified to the accuracy of any cadastral survey or cadastral survey dataset without having carried out sufficient checks to ensure the accuracy of the entries in any field book and the accuracy of all calculations, working plans, and other cadastral survey records that may have been made by any person employed by him or her in relation to the cadastral survey:
- to have certified to the accuracy of any cadastral survey carried out by the cadastral surveyor or under his or her personal direction if the operation of pegging and ground marking, and all other requirements of the cadastral survey, have not been carried out in accordance with standards set under Part 5:
- to have certified to the accuracy of any cadastral survey or cadastral survey dataset, knowing it to be defective:
- to have made any entry in any field book or other record that purports to have been derived from actual observation or measurement in the field, if in fact it has not been so derived:
- to have supplied to the Surveyor-General or the chief executive any erroneous information in relation to any cadastral survey, cadastral survey mark, or boundary, knowing the information to be erroneous in any material particular:
- to have been convicted of any offence against section 31 or section 58(b) or (c):
- to have failed to comply with any conditions imposed by the Board under section 39(2)(c) or (7) or the High Court on any appeal against an order under section 39:
- to have failed to comply with any requirement imposed under section 52:
- to have persistently exercised the powers of entry conferred by section 53 in an unreasonable manner:
- to have failed, without reasonable cause, to perform any duty imposed on licensed cadastral surveyors by standards set by rules made under section 49.