• Flemming Svenstrup
  • Ann-Marie Frydendal Sørensen
The starting point of the report is the hypothesis that the low number of boundary determination processes in Denmark makes it difficult for the chartered surveyors to gain experience with boundary determination processes and in that way build up routines in relation to completing them. This lack of experience is inexpedient, because a chartered surveyor makes a court-like decision in a boundary determination process, something which makes heavy demands on the chartered surveyor’s qualifications. The pre-analysis of the report verifies the hypothesis that still relatively few boundary determination processes are completed, at the same time it is verified that these are divided among many firms and many chartered surveyors. In the light of this it is relevant to qualify the knowledge of practice within the area, which is done by collecting experiences and knowledge from the most experienced chartered surveyors. Concretely this is made through qualitative interviews with six selected chartered surveyors. Through the problem analysis of the project a thorough account of practice is given, something that will give inexperienced as well as experienced chartered surveyors an insight into how a boundary determination process may be addressed in practice. In addition to the account of practice given, the collected knowledge is analysed, discussed and evaluated with a view to elucidating the most expedient procedures. On the basis of this it is likewise evaluated whether the chartered surveyors act according to the rules and regulations. Sugge-stions for improvement of the regulations are offered based on the above mentioned evaluations. Overall there is a considerable degree of consensus between practice and re-gulations within the area, just as practice among each one of the chartered surveyors is also roughly consistent. Within certain areas practice may be criticised. For instance the report explains that the chartered surveyors’ practice in relation to informing about legal aid insurance is generally very insufficient, despite the fact that they would incur responsibility by neglecting to inform about this. In the light of this it is suggested that the chartered surveyor must inform the parties about the possibilities of legal aid coverage by adding requirements of this to the ministerial order on boundary determination processes. Finally the recommendations that are made throughout the report are summed up, resulting in a model for completion of boundary determination processes.
Publication date2007
Number of pages129
Publishing institutionInstitut for Samfundsudvikling og Planlægning, Aalborg Universitet
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