David Bosshard, RLS's Blog – December 2011 Archive (3)

Caveat emptor!

Caveat emptor! Translation: Let the buyer beware! Under this doctrine, the buyer could not recover from the seller defects on the property that would render the property unfit for ordinary purposes.

The purchase of an automobile is typically the second most expensive purchase that people make. Prior to shelling out their hard-earned money though,…

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Submitted by David Bosshard, RLS on December 23, 2011 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

What is Land Surveying, a Land Survey, or a Surveyor? Part 3

So last time we did a cursory review of the PLSS and went over the basics of simple legal descriptions.  We start the survey process at the office looking up the original surveys for the area, I’m a history buff so I love reading the original notes, and looking at the original maps. Then we head to the courthouse to research deeds for not just the parcel of land that we…

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Submitted by David Bosshard, RLS on December 8, 2011 at 10:58pm — 1 Comment

What is Land Surveying, a Land Survey, or a Surveyor? Part 2

The first part of this series we looked at what a Surveyor is, and does.  This article will look at what a Land Survey is, and will briefly look at the history what is called the Public Land Survey System or PLSS which is the basis of most non-colonial surveying.  This article will by no means be exhaustive--but will be longer than my normal posts.  The story you…

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Submitted by David Bosshard, RLS on December 4, 2011 at 7:38pm — 6 Comments

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