Land Surveys: A Guide for Lawyers and Other Professionals, Third Edition

    Land Surveys: A Guide for Lawyers and Other Professionals, Third Edition

    Land Surveys: A Guide for Lawyers and Other Professionals, Third Edition

    Although part of nearly all real estate transactions, the land survey is one of the least understood elements. Bringing together experts in commercial real estate law, title insurance, surveying, civil engineering, and lending, this is a clearly written explanation of all aspects of land surveys.

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    Complete and accurate land surveys are of fundamental importance in nearly all real estate transfers, yet they are one of the least understood elements in the transaction. Land Surveys: A Guide for Lawyers and Other Professionals provides practical guidance from experts in all related fields, including real estate law, title insurance, surveying, civil engineering, and real estate lending.

    Well-written and thorough in its coverage, this book discusses the most important aspects of land surveys and how to understand and use them in real estate transactions. It covers all key elements that are critical to the effective and knowledgeable use of surveys, starting with why a survey is needed and progressing to the more complex aspects of selecting a surveyor, understanding the qualification and certification process, and knowing what to expect from the survey and survey certificate. This updated dition of Land Surveys addresses recent critical developments in the area, including ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey requirements, the 2006 changes to the ALTA forms of title insurance, and the signficant advances in surveying technology, particularly in the Global Positioning System (GPS) which allows greater precision in measurement at a lower cost.

    Among the thirteen new chapters are an analysis of the 2011 ALTA/ACSM minimum survey standards coauthored by the chairman of the Liaison Committee that drafted them, the role of aerial photography in surveying, the National Flood Insurance Program, and "how-to" articles on reviewing survey maps. Among the areas covered are:

    • What is a land survey and what to look for in a survey map
    • Minimum standard requirements
    • Certification and codes of practice
    • The relationship between surveys and title insurance
    • The surveyor as expert witness
    • Reading, interpreting, and writing land descriptions
    • Licensure, responsibilities, and ethical considerations
    • Technological changeand its impact on surveying and real estate development

    Product Details

    Sponsors

    Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781614386520

    Page Count

    355

    Product Code

    5430613

    Trim Size

    7 x 10 Paperback

    Publication Date

    8/23/2012 12:00:00 AM

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