Easements Relating to Land Surveying and Title Examination

Author: Donald A. Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118417065
Release Date: 2013-08-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

CONCISE, IN-DEPTH COVERAGE OF THE COMPLEX ISSUES OF EASEMENTS AND THEIR REVERSION The definition, use, defense, and retirement of easements are areas of active work for land surveyors, lawyers, and the holders and buyers of easements, such as utility companies and highway departments. Easements Relating to Land Surveying and Title Examination is the most up-to-date reference that succinctly and incisively covers easements and reversions, written for land surveyors and title examiners. This comprehensive guide covers the various forms of easements, their creation, reversion, and termination. Its numerous case studies offer examples of situations in which easements resulted in litigation and reveal how these cases were decided by the courts. The book also includes coverage of undescribed easements and guidance on how to properly write new easement descriptions. This useful, practical handbook: Defines easements and easement terminology Covers both right-of-way and right-of-way line easements Explains the creation of easements by express grant, reservation or exception, agreement or covenant, implication, estoppel, custom, and more Explores all types of easement termination, including expiration, release, merger of title, abandonment, prescription or adverse possession, and many others Provides thorough descriptions of problem easements, from undescribed and blanket easements to hidden and rolling easements Offers extensive coverage of reversion of easements, including highway-related reversions and rules for locating and defining reversions Presents detailed information for land surveyors and title examiners on how to handle these easement issues

Land Tenure Boundary Surveys and Cadastral Systems

Author: George M. Cole
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498731669
Release Date: 2016-08-05
Genre: Political Science

Land is important to all aspects of human life and has a key role in the economic well-being of society therefore, land tenure, land ownership, and real property law is a critical part of any developed nation. Together, the processes of how land parcels are held; how they are defined, measured, and described to allow economic transactions; how they are marked to allow their use and defense; and how they are legally protected have allowed for the orderly possession and use of land. In doing so, these processes have also provided the basis for the advanced economy of most developed nations. Very often, these processes—land tenure, boundary surveying, and cadastral systems—are considered separately. They are very much interrelated, and none of these processes may be completely understood without an understanding of the others. Land Tenure, Boundary Surveys, and Cadastral Systems provides an introduction to land tenure, cadastral systems, and boundary surveying, including an understanding of the interrelationship of these areas and their role in land tenure and real property law. This is especially true considering the advent of georeferenced cadastral maps reflecting the location of land parcels relative to many other components of the physical and legal infrastructure. Although intended as a basic text for college-level surveying courses, this book should also be of significant value to cadastral mappers, real property attorneys, land title professionals, and others involved with land transactions.

Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation

Author: Donald A. Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470113691
Release Date: 2008-01-28
Genre: Law

Learn to be a good investigator and a successful retracement surveyor In the era of CSI, forensic science has taken on an unaccustomed glamor. The fact is, forensic science plays as crucial a role in the field of land surveying and title investigation as it does in flesh-and-blood criminology. Land location, the stability of property lines, and the sanctity of title documents are of utmost interest to the legal system in general, and the court system in particular. Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation is the first book to present the application of investigative forensic techniques to the field of land boundary retracement. Covering basic logic, document research, and the interpretation of physical evidence on site, Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation is an indispensable guide for?surveyors faced with a difficult retracement having little or faulty evidence. Demonstrating the techniques that can be applied to boundary location, this fascinating and useful introduction to forensic science: * Covers basic logic with tips for avoiding assumptions during the investigation that might result in error and bad conclusions * Explains the standard operating procedures, common to all forensics fields, for the protection of scenes, evidence collection, and photography * Provides detailed information on records research, reconstructing historical documentation, dealing with damaged documentation, and interpreting historic records containing antiquated measurements and wording * Includes a unique presentation of physical evidence investigation techniques including interpreting stone, wood, and metal evidence found on site * Takes an international approach, presenting universal investigative techniques and methods beyond the specifics of any single country * Includes advice on using the Internet for research and how to draw upon surprising sources of historic information such as postcards, advertisements, and family histories This extensive treatment is sure to become a standard reference work for professionals in many fields related to land investigation as well as a practical text for the training of investigators in the evidence recovery and interpretative processes leading to successful property location and ownership.

A Pocket Guide to Business for Engineers and Surveyors

Author: H. Edmund Bergeron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471758495
Release Date: 2009-08-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Pulling from his 30+ years of experience running his own engineering and surveying services firm, Ed Bergeron gathers, in concise, practical, and often amusing writing, all the information an engineer or surveyor needs to know to grow their career, expand their business, manage staff and projects, understand the financial and legal aspects of their work, and conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner when dealing with clients and colleagues. Both the fields of surveying and engineering are making strides towards advancing their stature by increasingly requiring licensure, expanding continuing education offerings, and adding elements of professional practice into all levels of education. This book presents the skills that differentiate the technician from the professional, and will serve as a tool for the advancement of the profession.

Professional Surveyors and Real Property Descriptions

Author: Stephen V. Estopinal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118084687
Release Date: 2011-07-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The only modern guide to interpreting and writing real property descriptions for surveyors Technical land information is no longer the exclusive domain of professional surveyors. The Internet now houses a multitude of resources that nontechnical professionals—such as attorneys and realtors—access and implement on a daily basis. However, these professionals are trained in aspects of law and commerce that do not provide the proper education and experience to interpret and evaluate their land boundary information discoveries correctly. As a result, their analysis is often erroneous and the data misapplied—ultimately leading to confusion and costly litigation. Professional Surveyors and Real Property Descriptions attempts to bridge the ever-widening gap between the users of land boundary information and the land surveyors who produce it. An expert team of authors integrates the historic and legal background of real property interests with fundamental concepts of the surveying profession in a manner accessible for average readers. These provide the basics for both properly comprehending older descriptions and competently constructing complete and modern real property descriptions that foster better communication. Highlights in this book include: An in-depth exploration of historic descriptions and how to read them Coverage of the widely accepted ALTA/ACSM Land Boundary Survey standards and associated property descriptions A diverse collection of examples and practice scenarios An overview of the latest issues related to the use of GPS and GIS Written in easy-to-understand language, this practical resource assists nontechnical professionals in understanding exactly what a surveyor does and does not do, and serves as a valuable tool for obtaining the most satisfactory, accurate, and complete real property descriptions.

Brown s Boundary Control and Legal Principles

Author: Walter G. Robillard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118758564
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The new edition of Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles has been updated to reflect ongoing changes in surveying technology and surveying law, notably by adding water boundary expert George Cole as a contributor to revamp information on Riparian and Littorial Boundaries. Additionally, a new appendix has been introduced containing a comprehensive list of surveying books that have been referenced in court cases and legal decisions as persuasive authority over the years. It is indispensable reading for students and practicioners studying for the Fundamentals of Land Surveying licensure exam.

Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location

Author: Walter G. Robillard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470901608
Release Date: 2011-01-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Professional surveyors and many civil engineers must understand the laws of boundaries and the evidence necessary for efficient and accurate boundary determination. This new edition of the preeminent text/reference on the subject is brought completely up to date, with new material on the use of technology in surveying and its legal ramifications, the use of forensic investigative techniques in the discovery of obscured evidence, new case law examples throughout, and new exhibits help illustrate the concepts presented.

Land Survey Review Manual

Author: R. B. Buckner
Publisher: Land Surveyors Publications
ISBN: 0910845492
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A study guide for land licensing examinees, a reference for practicing surveyors, and a text for students. Topics covered embrace the subject matter tested on the national (NCEES) Fundamentals and Principles and Practices of Land Surveying exams, as well as much of what is on most state surveying licensing exams. Multiple-choice questions follow reviews of each subject, and answers are explained. Part I covers basic surveying and mapping concepts and related mathematics. Part II covers surveying computations, illustrated with many real-world problems. Includes appendices on the exam format and on test taking. The author is retired from surveying education. c. Book News Inc.

Practical Real Estate Law

Author: Daniel F. Hinkel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285965741
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Law

Gain a solid understanding of the role of today's real estate paralegal and the intricacies of real estate law and transactions using PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, 7th edition. This comprehensive resource provides students with clear explanations to help you understand the complexities of real estate law. The book's case-based approach explains legal principles using practical applications and the most current examples. Updates throughout this edition clarify the latest rulings and industry regulations, while case summaries illustrate how legal principles operate in today's world. New case problems and assignments offer practice in reading and analyzing case material. Meaningful discussions, checklists and well-illustrated forms guide students through all areas of modern real estate practice with an emphasis on important ethical concerns. Students develop a solid understanding of transactional real estate--from real estate contracts and brokerage relationships to surveys, title insurance, taxation and real estate finance as they relate to both residential and commercial processes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Surveying the Courtroom

Author: John Briscoe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047131840X
Release Date: 1999-08-12
Genre: Law

An outstanding reference that demystifies the legal process for expert witnesses in land and natural resource disputes A vast and complex body of laws surrounds the ownership and disposition of land resources today––so it is no wonder that land experts who assist in land and natural resource disputes often find themselves grappling with the challenging intricacies of the modern legal process. This book offers a vital road map through the labyrinth of civil laws and procedures that professionals who assist in such cases must navigate. In Surveying the Courtroom, Second Edition, John Briscoe explains––in plain English––all pertinent rules of evidence and procedure. From the filing of a complaint to its resolution, he guides you through each phase of a land or natural resource lawsuit, clearly describing the land expert′s role at each step along the way. He supplies numerous fascinating and instructive case studies and vignettes to illustrate his points and to better prepare you for crucial developments that may arise during the course of a trial. He also provides copious references to applicable codes, statutes, and court decisions, making it easier for you to find the resources needed to verify or refute points, or to arrive at a more profound understanding of a particular subject. Surveying the Courtroom, Second Edition is an indispensable working resource for land surveyors, title abstractors, property appraisers, geologists, hydrologists, geographers, oceanographers, civil and environmental engineers, and all other professionals who are called upon to help courts reach decisions in land and natural resource disputes.

Water Boundaries

Author: Bruce S. Flushman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471403911
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Law

A unique, practical guide to watercourse law This comprehensive guide offers complete, readable explanations of the legal issues and evidence procedures related to the location of the property boundaries of lands adjacent to watercourses. Beginning with a clear examination of the basics of land title and the legal principles defining property boundary movement, it discusses property boundary determination for a broad range of different watercourse environments-including open ocean coast, estuarine areas, tidal rivers, non-tidal rivers and navigable streams, and navigable lakes. This book will equip readers with: * A basic understanding of the land title and boundary system * A framework for analyzing disputes about the boundary of property adjacent to a waterbody tailored to the specifics of each type of physical regime * Insight to recognize when expert consultation is required to resolve a dispute and how to make the consultation useful and productive * Case studies illustrating the actual application of the laws discussed Because of its extensive information and easy-to-use format, Water Boundaries is the ideal resource for surveyors and lawyers confronted with riparian or littoral property boundary issues.

A Guide to Understanding Land Surveys

Author: Stephen V. Estopinal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470230589
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The nonsurveyor's definitive land survey sourcebook?now extensively updated Over the last several decades, the Internet has allowed individuals with a non-technical background to assume more control of land surveys. But without a clear understanding of how to accurately use land survey data, and faced with the challenges of communicating specific requirements to a professional land surveyor, conflicts often arise that lead to litigation. A Guide to Understanding Land Surveys bridges the ever-expanding communication gap between the users of land boundary information and professional land surveyors. This indispensable guide clearly explains the functions and procedures required in every survey (routine or otherwise), and the role of a surveyor in their investigation and re-establishment. It is a must-have resource for title attorneys, paralegals, realtors, government agents, and others who rely on the information gathered and presented by land surveys. Written in nontechnical language and supported by numerous line drawings, A Guide to Understanding Land Surveys not only helps readers gain a strong familiarity with a survey, plat, or land description, but enables them to accurately evaluate it, detect any inadequacies, and make the proper adjustments to obtain approval. The Third Edition of A Guide to Understanding Land Surveys has been expanded with thirty percent new material and is fully updated to reflect the latest practice guidelines and technology, including the use of GPS and GIS in land boundary re-establishment. Also included is important new material on how technology should be interpreted in assessing the quality and accuracy of a land survey.