Thursday, April 20, 2006

Office Day today

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A basic principle of Boundary Surveying is monuments (property stakes in lay parlance) set by the original subdivider are presumed to have no error. Good, bad or ugly they should be held in position. When a landowner shakes a Deed in my face (figuratively) with numbers in it, it's a challenge to explain that what happened in the field always takes precedence over the dimensions in the Deed. This is to avoid ever shifting Boundaries. Here is a Tennessee appellate decision that upholds this principle and is a pretty stinging repudiation of a lower court Judge's decision...
http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/OPINIONS/TCA/PDF/062/woodjOPN.pdf

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