to a well-reasoned opinion on the location of property boundaries, also known
as a survey of property, is being able to properly interpret a deed. Proper
interpretation of a deed requires understanding uncertainty.
the outset, it would appear that the doctrine of merger falls well within the
province of the legal profession, but the land surveyor can glean valuable
lessons--and thereby avoid some professional blunders--from an understanding of
the various issues relating to this principle.
While easements are often created by the common
law principles of dedication and acceptance, land surveyors must also be aware
of the significance of statutory law, particularly when a proposed dedication
of streets or other areas is intended for public use.