Workshop Program: Determining Land Boundaries

In this workshop, Landon Blake teaches a full daty workshop on determining land boundaries. Here is an outline for the workshop:

  1. Deeds and Land Descriptions
  2. Types of Land Descriptions
  3. Establishing Boundaries on the Ground
  4. Handling Uncertainty in Location and Level of Risk in Boundary Surveys
  5. Basics of Title Insurance
  6. Understanding ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
  7. Understanding Easements

As part of the workshop, Landon will answer the following questions:

  1. What are the important differences between deeds and land descriptions?
  2. What are the basic types of land descriptions?
  3. Who should write land descriptions, and why?
  4. What belongs in a land description, and what doesn’t?
  5. What workflow does a surveyor typically follow to map a land description onto the ground?
  6. How does our land title system work in the United States, and what are its historical roots?
  7. What is the purpose of an ALTA/NSPS land title survey?
  8. How are land title surveys abused? What should always be included in your land title map, and what should never appear on your map?
  9. What are the primary types of easements, and how are they created?
  10. How are easements abandoned?

As time allows, Landon will cover recent court cases from the Western United States related to boundary surveying and easements.

Total Workshop Time: 6 to 8 Hours