This practical, essential skills seminar is one of the Legal Education Department’s Transactional Foundations series of seminars geared for real estate attorneys and their paralegal staff who desire training in reading, interpreting, and understanding surveys and legal descriptions. The seminar addresses the concomitant title insurance issues pertaining to surveys, general and specific survey exceptions, and coverage issues. This seminar will prove valuable to attorneys and paralegals who conduct real estate transactions, analyze or map legal descriptions, order or read surveys, and make determinations whether a legal description or survey issue renders title unmarketable. Whether the legal description unit of measurement involves a platted lot, a condominium unit, or is metes and bounds, take this course and go the distance. Different types of surveys used in Florida, for example ALTA and ACSM, are compared and contrasted, together with their minimum technical standards. Using real examples (including some from Fund claims files) attendees will develop survey reading skills and learn to translate examination results into title insurance requirements and exceptions. Special emphasis will be placed upon locating, analyzing, identifying, and interpreting survey anomalies -- matters shown on the survey that, if not rectified, must be specifically excepted from coverage or insured against before a transaction closes. This seminar is approved for 3.5 general CLE credits with The Florida Bar, and 3 hours of continuing education by NALA, and DFS.
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