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Alabama Boundary Law

Copyright © 2009
ISBN: 978-0-557-53328-2
Hard Cover – Pages 593

Alabama Boundary Law is the essential reference book for anyone who needs to understand real property boundaries under Alabama law. Written primarily for land surveyors, this book is also a valuable tool for real estate professionals, attorneys, and landowners. Arranged in twelve chapters, the subject matter includes the origination of real property title in the State of Alabama, how real property boundaries are established on the ground, deeds, conveyances, easements, rights-of-way, and water boundaries. Written in a similar fashion to a law school casebook, there are plenty of court opinions, excerpts from cases and citations to actual lawsuits involving boundary disputes, adverse possession, negligence actions, trespass issues and slander of title, to name a few. Cases from other jurisdictions have been included on points where Alabama’s courts have been silent. This book is an intriguing read for anyone interested in the history and development of real property boundaries in Alabama.

This book is currently available through the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ASPLS). Visit the ASPLS website for purchasing details: CLICK HERE

 

Illinois Boundary Law

Copyright © 2012
ISBN: 978-1-7338240-0-2
Hard Cover – Pages 628

Illinois Boundary Law is the essential reference book for anyone who needs to understand real property boundaries under Illinois law. Written primarily for land surveyors, this book is also a valuable tool for real estate professionals, attorneys, and landowners. Arranged in eleven chapters, the subject matter includes the origination of real property title in the State of Illinois, how real property boundaries are established on the ground, deeds, conveyances, surveying systems, easements, and rights-of-way. Written in a similar fashion to a law school casebook, there are plenty of court opinions, excerpts from cases and citations to actual lawsuits involving boundary disputes, adverse possession, negligence actions, trespass issues and slander of title, to name a few. Cases from other jurisdictions have been included on points where Illinois’ courts have been silent. This book is an intriguing read for anyone interested in the history and development of real property boundaries in Illinois.

Purchase Price $115.00, with free shipping. To order: CLICK HERE

 

The Pincushion Effect

The Multiple Monument Dilemma in American Land Surveying

Copyright © 2011
ISBN: 978-1-257-86758-5
Hard Cover – Pages 355

American land surveying has a dilemma; it’s called the “pincushion corner.” This is a name used to describe the phenomena of multiple boundary monuments being set by land surveyors when only one boundary corner exists in legal contemplation. Property law and the law of boundaries demand that an existing monument that has already been placed to represent a property corner be honored by all following land surveyors. In this way a land surveyor is either an original surveyor establishing boundary lines and corners for the very first time, or the land surveyor is a following surveyor whose only duty is to “follow in the footsteps” of those who went before. Nevertheless, surveyors routinely ignore this core principle and the pincushion corner is a direct result. Many surveyors do not see the pincushion corner as a problem. They see multiple monuments at a corner as just a difference of opinion. However, the pincushion corner has not gone unnoticed by the legal profession, real estate professionals and the landowning general public. It is now common knowledge in these circles that no two land surveyors can agree on the location of any given property corner. The pincushion corner is physical evidence that supports this notion. Not only is the pincushion corner becoming a public relations disaster for the land surveying profession, it is causing those who might otherwise consider commissioning a survey of property to think twice. And herein lies the dilemma; landowners do not want to hire the surveyor because of the way land surveying is practiced, the pincushion corner being emblematic of that practice. This book explores the full effect of the pincushion corner by exploring how the phenomena started and why it exists, and explores remedies to end the practices that allow the pincushion corner to not only to exist, but to flourish.

Purchase Price $75.00, with free shipping. To order: CLICK HERE