2019 WLIA Spring Regional
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Thursday, May 30 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
WORKSHOP 3: Property Description Interpretation - How hard can it be?

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Interpretation of a written property description seems simple enough, until you encounter ambiguities and conflicting terms.
Almost anyone can write a property description, but it's up to a surveyor to interpret and locate it on the ground. What if physical evidence doesn't coincide with the written description? Most problems occur because a description writer does not understand the legal principles which guide a surveyor's description interpretation and conflicting evidence resolution. Wording which may appear clear to the writer can cause no end of problems later.
In this workshop we’ll discuss primary legal principles surveyors use to help determine original intent and resolve conflicting written and physical evidence. We'll also examine some descriptions from recently recorded deeds to determine if their intent is ambiguous or clear.


Jerry Mahun

Lecturer, UW-Platteville

Thursday May 30, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Wilson Hall B

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