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A Primer on Land Surveys

Learn how to use, prepare, evaluate and interpret a land survey. The land survey is a critical part of real estate practice. All parties involved need to be knowledgeable of the survey process so a proper survey can be assured instead of assumed. With this knowledge, a thoroughly researched, accurate and clear representation of the property can be achieved. Minor discrepancies can be resolved without the devastating effects that oftentimes result. Understanding and working with the surveyor can highlight potential problems so that they can be addressed before time and cost become more critical.


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Agenda

Overview

  • Definitions of Common Land Surveying Terms
  • Different Types of Surveys

Uses of a Survey

  • Convey Property
  • Engineering Surveys

Land Record Systems

  • Basic Types of Land Record Systems

– Metes and Bounds System

– Platted Subdivision System

Preparing a Survey

  • Getting Started
  • Field Procedures
  • Office Calculations
  • Plat Preparation

Information on a Survey Plat

  • Scale
  • Monuments
  • Evidence of Possession
  • Building Location
  • Roads/Utilities/Fences, Walls and Other Improvements
  • Alleys and Driveways
  • Flood Zones
  • Zoning, Building and Subdivision Restrictions
  • Contours and Elevations
  • Interior Parcel Lines

Evaluating Survey Plats

  • Plat Evaluation Checklist
  • Evaluating the Age of the Survey
  • Determining the Purpose of the Survey
  • Examining the Survey for Gross Discrepancies
  • The Survey Plat vs. the Deed
  • Easements
  • Encroachments

Interpreting a Survey

  • Examples of Surveys
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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program format does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Frank E. Arado

Frank E. Arado

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

  • Partner in the Charlotte office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, and head of the Real Estate Finance Group
  • Concentrated in commercial real estate, with an emphasis on acquisitions and dispositions of real estate and interests in real estate; debt and equity financing; workouts and restructurings; and joint venture formation
  • Represented institutional investors, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, pension funds, their investment advisors, REITs and opportunity funds
  • Charlotte Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” business leaders in the community
  • M.B.A. and J.D. degrees, University of Illinois College of Law; B.A. degree, University of Chicago
  • Can be contacted at frank.arado@kattenlaw.com
John M. Story, P.L.S.

John M. Story, P.L.S.

Donaldson, Garrett & Associates, Inc.

  • Senior vice president and Charlotte branch manager of Donaldson, Garrett & Associates, Inc.
  • Professional land surveyor registered in North and South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia
  • •More than 37 years of experience with a varied and extensive background in boundary, topographic, construction and as-built surveys in the commercial, governmental and residential market
  • Worked extensively with utility companies in coordinating right-of-way and design surveys, as well as industrial clients who require optical tooling
  • Member of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors
  • B.S. degree, Georgia Southwestern College (now Georgia Southwestern State University); B.C.E.T. degree, Southern Technical Institute (now Kennesaw State University)
  • Can be contacted at 704-374-1955 or john.story@dg-anc.com
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Product ID: 399158
Published 2016, 2017
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