3.05.01. The land surveyor must at all times safeguard his professional independence and avoid any situation in which he would be in conflict of interest.
Without restricting the generality of the foregoing, a land surveyor is in conflict of interest when the interests in question are such that he might tend to favour certain of them over those of his client or where his judgement and loyalty towards the latter might be unfavourably affected.
A land surveyor may not be party to an agreement under which the nature and extent of professional expenses may influence the quality of his professional activities.
In the same manner, a land surveyor may not be party to an agreement with another professional under which the nature and extent of the latter’s professional expenses may influence the quality of the land surveyor’s professional activities.
Every agreement entered into by a land surveyor or a partnership or joint-stock company in which the land surveyor is a partner or a shareholder in the practice of his profession must be entirely in writing and include a statement by the parties that the obligations under it comply with the provisions of this Code, and include a clause authorizing the communication of the agreement to the Order on request.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-23, r. 4, s. 3.05.01; O.C. 356-2008, s. 6.