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Bogus surveyors a major concern: FIS

September 4, 2018 7:04 pm

The shortage of registered surveyors is a major concern for the Fiji Institute of Surveyors as this has now led to an increase in bogus surveyors.

The Fiji Institute of Surveyors President, Paserio Samisoni says these non-registered surveyors are operating their own companies.

He says there are currently 36 registered surveyors and they have received thirteen complaints against bogus surveyors since last year.

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“It’s very easy to open a company and it’s very easy to go and do jobs but at the end they cannot sign plans on their own. The act requires that every surveyed documents and survey plan has to be signed by a registered surveyor.”

The Lands Minister Faiyaz Koya is encouraging more surveyors to register themselves.

“We are internally looking at the processes in terms of how we can make it easier for a surveyor to be a proper registered surveyor because they go through a process that takes a few years.”

Fijians have been urged to seek the services of registered surveyors to carry out their work as people have lost thousands of dollars because of bogus surveyors.

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