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Easements III



Easements III – 1.5 Contact Hours
In the case-in-chief, Thomson v. Wade, New York Court of Appeals 1987, Thomson buys otherwise landlocked water-front property and uses an existing access way across Wade’s property based on a reservation of easement quit-claimed by the previous common grantor. Wade stops Thomson from doing this because the easement was reserved and not granted. Basic easement law is discussed and difference between a grant of easement and a reservation of easement is explored. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 3 pages. This 5-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.