Modern land and infrastructure development projects require an integrated approach in the supply of geospatial information and surveying services.
The demand for comprehensive geospatial information over large areas have resulted in
the extension of services beyond the traditional surveying discipline in order to cater for the demand associated with planning, design, construction, registration and marketing.
The recent requirement for municipal SPLUMA certification prior to property transactions, have once again emphasized the importance of statutory and municipal development control measures.
Although surveying forms the backbone of the practice, the service includes all aspects associated with land and property development.
Cadastral Surveying Services include:
Topographical & Engineering Survey Services include:
Specialist services are provided to developers & property owners regarding the development and management of sectional title schemes.
Although sectional title schemes are a secure form of development that is well established in South Africa, it remains fairly complex with many pitfalls should it not be done correctly.
Services are provided in terms of the Sectional Titles Act, Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act and the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act.
Sectional Title Scheme Administration:
Land and infrastructure development projects are not without pitfalls and challenges - often resulting in disputes between parties.
Disputes regarding property boundaries, access roads and even development rights have resulted in many owners approaching the courts for clarification and a ruling - at a great expense.
Mediation is a voluntary, cost effective, flexible and confidential way of resolving disputes whereby a trained mediator facilitates between the parties in an impartial and professional manner to negotiate a settlement.
The Department of Justice & Constitutional Development have introduced court-annexed mediation in an effort to relieve the pressure on the courts. The process was initially rolled-out in certain magistrates' courts in the Gauteng and North West provinces and other provinces are to follow.
Parties may request that a dispute be referred to mediation prior to litigation, or after commencement of litigation, but before judgement. However, a court may also (prior or during a trial) refer a dispute for mediation.
Ludi Nel is internationally accredited by RICS as a civil commercial mediator.
The establishment of Home Owner Associations (HOA) is a primary condition of many development consents.
Consulting services are provided for the establishment and management of Home Owner Associations.
Services include the verification of mining areas, cadastral information, lease areas and property details.
Preparation of plans for permissions, rights or permits in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, Act 28 of 2002:
Traditional survey methods, aerial photography, GIS & elevation models are combined to provide high level detail maps that are used for planning, analysis and design purposes.
The integration of services and data sharing between various professional disciplines on projects, have become the norm to ensure a single data set that is consistent throughout the project.
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ALN Land Surveyors is a private Geomatics Practice based in Lydenburg - Mpumalanga
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