By Stephen V. Estopinal
The nonsurveyor's definitive land survey sourcebook—now largely updated
Over the final numerous many years, the web has allowed people with a non-technical history to imagine extra keep watch over of land surveys. yet and not using a transparent knowing of ways to properly use land survey info, and confronted with the demanding situations of speaking particular necessities to a pro land surveyor, conflicts frequently come up that result in litigation.
A consultant to realizing Land Surveys bridges the ever-expanding conversation hole among the clients of land boundary info land surveyors.
This imperative consultant sincerely explains the capabilities and strategies required in each survey (routine or otherwise), and the position of a surveyor of their research and re-establishment. it's a must-have source for identify lawyers, paralegals, realtors, executive brokers, and others who depend on the knowledge accrued and offered by way of land surveys.
Written in nontechnical language and supported by way of a number of line drawings, A advisor to figuring out Land Surveys not just is helping readers achieve a robust familiarity with a survey, plat, or land description, yet permits them to thoroughly overview it, notice any inadequacies, and make the correct alterations to acquire approval.
The 3rd version of A consultant to knowing Land Surveys has been accelerated with thirty percentage new fabric and is totally up-to-date to mirror the most recent perform directions and expertise, together with using GPS and GIS in land boundary re-establishment. additionally incorporated is necessary new fabric on how know-how can be interpreted in assessing the standard and accuracy of a land survey.
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The information shown on adjacent tracts of land, and even remote tracts, can be related to the parcel surveyed. Surveys of adjacent properties will report (within the margin of error) the same bearings and distances for common lines. This makes the problem of discovering inconsistencies between adjacent tracts much simpler. Municipal, county, and state-level projects and planning are more easily controlled and regulated. Highways, pipelines, utilities, and other public works are defined in relationship to every private parcel surveyed under the state plane system.
Real property boundaries exist independently of measurements. Boundaries are defined by the location of the real property corners. Measurements of angles and distances are important because that is how we quantify, document, and describe boundaries.
6. CORNERS 17 All of this would be academic to most of us if it were not for the concept of ownership. The law recognizes the fact that persons can claim, as personal property, certain rights to portions of the planet. Real property law is that body of law devoted to defining the limits of these “rights of ownership” over portions of the earth. Real property boundaries are imaginary limits intended to define the extent and dimensions of such ownership. This ownership is not limited to the surface of an imaginary spheroid, nor is it limited to the surface of the earth.
A Guide to Understanding Land Surveys by Stephen V. Estopinal