A Primer on Land Surveys
1 hour 30 minutes
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.
• You will be able to define common land surveying terms, different types of surveys, and engineering surveys.
• You will be able to discuss basic types of land record systems.
• You will be able to identify zoning, building, and subdivision restrictions.
• You will be able to explain the difference between the survey plat and the deed.