By Lira Habana
The Geodetic Engineering (GE) profession, through its national organization, the Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (GEP), prescribed tariffs per region as a guide for GE in pricing survey rates.
For Relocation Survey, here is the tariff prescribed by GEP-NCR and is currently adopted for properties within NCR by duly recognized GE:
Here, if your property’s land area is, say 1,000 sq.m., the cost for doing a Relocation Survey will be: PHP20,000.00
Meanwhile, for a property whose land area is 23 ha, the cost will be PHP 190,000.00
Separate rates are provided for the other types of survey such as Subdivision and Topographic Survey:
For Topographic Survey:
The tariffs listed are the rates suggested by the GEP-NCR for the conduct of land surveys. These can still increase or decrease depending on your regional tariff as well as with the other factors your Geodetic Engineer will consider before handling your project. 😉
Just a word of caution before engaging any contractor to deal with the survey of your precious landholdings – deal with legitimate persons who are authorized to conduct land surveys and sign and seal maps and plans of the survey they made.
By going for cheaper rates from non-legitimate persons, one may be risking the quality of service your landholdings should have deserved. Such persons are not bound by the laws governing the GE profession. Check his or her license number on the PRC website to verify you are dealing with a professional you can rely on and fully trust.