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Rights-of-Way IV



Rights-of-Way IV – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is Blanton v. City of Pinellas Park, Florida Supreme Court 2004. What effect does the Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) have on a statutory right-of-way of necessity? In contrast to the case of H&F Land v. Panama City-Bay County Airport, the subject of our May 2014 edition of The Lucas Letter, Blanton has a landlocked piece of property, but he claims a statutory right-of-way by necessity implied across the property of an adjoiner. The MRTA, which has been enacted in 22 states, tends to extinguish antiquated claims that have not been asserted within the last 30 years. Does MRTA extinguish Blanton’s implied statutory right-of-way by necessity leaving it landlocked? This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 11 pages. This 13-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.