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Dirt Law at Ground Level - JUST WHOSE SURVEY IS IT ANYWAY?

January 03, 2013

Some years ago, the Welch Foods case (as I remember it) reminded us (a) to be careful who you rely on in a real estate transaction and (b) the meaning of subrogation, since your common sense assumptions in either instance just may turn out to be wrong. In the Welch Foods case, the seller of a large tract of unimproved land provided the buyer with a title commitment with a metes and bounds description, which took in a road.