Handle Bad Description Measurements and Gain Technical Survey Skills
Inaccurate descriptions, inconsistent and conflicting surveyor reports, boundary and easement issues can pop up at any time during a commercial real estate transaction. Are you prepared to confidently navigate through them? Dotting all your i's and proactively handling issues that arise to prevent future disputes can eliminate many potential hurdles and save both you and your client time and money. In this unique toolkit designed specifically for real estate attorneys, you'll gain real-world insight from professionals who have worked in the field, have hands-on experience and know what challenges you'll face. Catch problems and errors before property changes hands, and gain the technical skills you need - register today!
Gain technical knowledge on surveys and legal descriptions.
Analyze perimeter, strip, area, township and range legal descriptions and learn to plat complex tracts of land in metes and bounds to avoid future disputes.
Identify challenges with zoning, restrictions and encroachments on a survey; how they affect the title; and what you can do to fix the problem.
Examine surveys and appraisals in conservation easements.
Learn how to handle inaccurate and incomplete surveys from the surveyors themselves.
Learn what your obligation is in regard to disclosure of defects on property and the ethical ramifications defects pose.
Find out how to handle missing markers and changed physical features.
Gain practical tips for creating and enforcing easements.
LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS 9:00 - 10:00, R. Bradford Jones
Types of Legal Descriptions
(Perimeter, Strip, Area, Principal Meridians and Base Lines, Initial Point, Plat, Township and Range, Section)
The Inappropriate Use of Tax Parcels as Legal Descriptions
Typographical Errors Resulting From a Failure of Someone
Reading Legal Descriptions - Metes and Bounds
Vague and Inaccurate Documents
Handling Bad Description Measurements
Discrepancies Between Legal Description in Mortgage and as Assessed by the Municipality
Legal Descriptions in Foreclosure Proceedings and Defects as They Affect Bankruptcy
Resolving Conflicting Legal Descriptions
Proper Use of Corrective Deeds
Reading a Plat and Confirming if it Was Properly Dedicated
SURVEYING SKILLS FOR THE REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY 10:15 - 11:45, R. Bradford Jones and Chris King