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Easements I



Easements I – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief, Brown v. Voss, Washington Supreme Court 1986, is a basic introductory study on the law of easements; no study of easements should be without a review of this case. “In 1952 the predecessors in title of parcel A granted to the predecessor owners of parcel B a private road easement across parcel A for ‘ingress to and egress from’ parcel B. Defendants acquired parcel A in 1973. Plaintiffs bought parcel B on April 1, 1977, and parcel C on July 31, 1977, but from two different owners. Apparently the previous owners of parcel C were not parties to the easement grant.” Basic easement question: Can the owner of parcel B access parcel C through parcel B? This and other basic easements questions are answered in this “textbook” easement case. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 6 pages. This 8-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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