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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CLE on Surveys, Plats, Historical Records, Legal Descriptions and Title Insurance

0000000 CLEThe National Business Institute is holding a conference entitled, Surveys, Plats, Historical Records, Legal Descriptions and Title Insurance, which will take place on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Holiday Inn Princeton in Princeton, NJ. Provided below is a description of the event:

Program Description

Identify and Fix Discrepancies That Arise During Real Estate Transactions

Inaccurate descriptions, inconsistent and conflicting surveys and plat map designations and confusing historical records and unrecorded easements can pop up at any time during real estate transactions. Are you prepared? In this two-day, intermediate-level course, you’ll gain real-world insight from veteran surveyors and attorneys who have worked in the field, have hands-on experience and know what challenges you’ll face. Filled with examples and sample documents, faculty will teach you how to review, analyze and interpret surveys, maps, records and descriptions in plain English. Gain the technical skills you need to catch errors and handle them before they spiral out of control - register today!

  • Gain insight from surveyors on how to reconstruct events from a century ago.
  • Dig deep into the ALTA/NSPS land title survey standards and compliance.
  • Learn how to prove/disprove non-recorded easements.
  • Find out what surveyors do to compensate/adjust missing markers and references that don't match.
  • Confidently cross-read the survey and title commitment.
  • Review convoluted plat maps and work with surveyors to confirm/remove designations.
  • Analyze perimeter, strip, area, township and range legal descriptions and learn to plat complex tracts of land in metes and bounds to avoid future disputes.
  • Identify challenges with zoning, restrictions and encroachments on a survey; how they affect the title; and what you can do to fix the problem.
  • Gain practical tips for addressing conditions, covenants and restrictions when drafting deeds.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level program will benefit:

  • Attorneys
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Surveyors
  • Zoning, Land Use and Planning Professionals
  • Title Agents and Underwriters
  • Property Appraisers and Assessors
  • Bankers and Loan Officers
  • Paralegals

Course Content

Continuing Education Credit

American Institute of Certified Planners – AICP: 12.00 *

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State 
CLE 14.40 -  NJ*
CLE 14.00 -  NY*
CLE 12.00 -  PA*

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 1.20

* denotes specialty credits


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