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All our surveys are online for everyone to see Is there anything for an adjacent land owner to simply paste there name on one of more of these surveys and submit 

Or is there something I’m missing 

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24 minutes ago, Marvin said:

I don't think anything is missing.

 

Builders have been doing this with FPP info for years...  except they usually change bits to make it look different.

 
Just looking through some of the Apps

Surveys are the same Word for word 

 

There’s Sequential report near us that seems to have been used three times only changing the address 

Ive been quoted 12k 

Im probably going to use it 

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15 minutes ago, nod said:

Surveys are the same Word for word 

 

There’s Sequential report near us that seems to have been used three times only changing the address 

Ive been quoted 12k 

Im probably going to use it 

 

It is a logical process so it doesn't need specialist knowledge in most cases. 

When it does become specialist you are unlikely to get permission.

 

Following the template is expected and easier for the checking authorities, so no points off for following the pattern.....it is sequential after all.

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Aren't surveys copyrighted by their authors? I inherited a bunch of surveys when I bought my building plot. I used them all without asking for permission from the authors but my understanding is that is is generally accepted that it is OK to use them for the "purpose originally intended", i.e. building a house on the plot in question. A neighbour copying and posting wouldn't, I assume, fall under that purpose and therefore could fall foul, but presumably this is likely only to be a theoretical risk as who is policing it.

 

There is also the matter of liability risk. I imagine this is only important for structural and soil surveys and such like where you'd want an engineer's liability insurance in case of any cock-ups.

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19 hours ago, nod said:

All our surveys are online for everyone to see Is there anything for an adjacent land owner to simply paste there name on one of more of these surveys and submit 

....

 

No.

The key issue is: are you minded  to do anything about it when you find that has happened? And have you suffered a finacial loss as a result.

 

It happened to us: the person camping next door (the one who built a dwelling house inside a caravan to pee-off the LPA)   submitted my ecological survey - word for word - pure plagiarism as his. £2500 ish that cost me. 

 

And what am I going to do about it? The sin is committed, the planning decision taken. Naff all I can do. - Well, I don't smile at him if by accident we meet, thats for sure.  I suffered no finacial loss as a result.

 

If -after pasting a different name on the same survey - a professional liability is incurred, then the soft and smelly hits the fan.

Likelihood? Zero.

 

Can't take a joke? Don't self build. 

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The surveyor will have liability insurance that covers them/you for mistakes. If someone just copies a survey that wouldn't cover them.

 

The previous owner of our plot had a ground condition report done and it was quite cheap to get it officially assigned to us. 

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