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Deed Interpretation V



Deed Interpretation V – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is Bennett v. Investors Title, South Carolina Court of Appeals 2006. There are certain areas of the law that the practicing retracement surveyor should be well-versed in. Real property law, certainly, and that includes the subdivisions of real property law such as boundary law, water boundary law, easements, and deeds—which means deed interpretation. This case is a clinic on deed interpretation. It breaks down the various clauses in the deed and explains how they relate to one another. While the surveyor will rarely need to interpret more than the legal description contained in a deed, it is still important for the practitioner to understand deed construction and interpretation. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 16 pages. This 18-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the attached case.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.