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lakedude
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On a platted subdivision which pins are honored the new pins that were set per the plat or the original pins? If a pin was missing and a new one was set by another surveyor is that pin honored? Trying to figure out since the survey that was done in 2015 and current are different by feet... Do we honor a pin that possibly was moved since it doesn't match the plat 100%? One corner has three different surveyor's put their pins but only 2 remain (the North West Pin). The South West Pin has 2 different survivors only 1 remains. It's a mess I know just trying to figure this out.

What the legal way to set pin when missing pins when one cannot be found or when one is moved? Does the above follow this case for new pins?

This is for Texas FYI

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Posted : November 13, 2017 1:34 pm
Jim in AZ
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Hire a surveyor...

Knowledge is wonderful but understanding is the key.

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Posted : November 13, 2017 1:46 pm
Skeeter1996
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Jim in AZ, post: 455342, member: 249 wrote: Hire a surveyor...

Looks like they did and he Least Squares Adjusted it.

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Posted : November 13, 2017 2:38 pm
lakedude
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Jim in AZ, post: 455342, member: 249 wrote: Hire a surveyor...

I have but didn't get a straight answer other than they have to honor the original pins, from the plat but two of the original pins were missing at one time and then reappeared years later 12 inches away from another pin. But the other pin never came about. So that's why I'm asking who's pins are correct if there is multiple in the same area for the same platted lot.

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Posted : November 14, 2017 7:50 am
Mark Mayer
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I'm from Oregon/Washington, not Texas. But these truths are universal:

  1. Original pins called for in your deed, if undisturbed, are the true corners. If shown on a plat and your deed describes your property by reference to that plat the the pins are called for.
  2. Being certain that a pin has never been disturbed can be difficult to prove.
  3. Proper, good faith restorations of lost original pins have all the dignity of the original if the original pin is truly lost.
  4. Multiple pins at a single corner is called a "pin cushion" in the business. Setting a second pin to "replace" a "lost" pin that isn't lost is a sign of poorly performed work. Two pins at the same corner is obviously a conflict that must be resolved. The second, non-original, pin would be worthless assuming that the original can be shown to be undisturbed.
  5. There may be good reasons for 2 pins to be within a few feet of each other. There may be 2 corners that far apart. That is common. There is no way for me to know if that is the case here without seeing the plat.

EDUCATION, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

EXPERIENCE, n. The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

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Posted : November 14, 2017 8:05 am
Tom Adams
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lakedude, post: 455429, member: 12730 wrote: I have but didn't get a straight answer other than they have to honor the original pins, from the plat but two of the original pins were missing at one time and then reappeared years later 12 inches away from another pin. But the other pin never came about. So that's why I'm asking who's pins are correct if there is multiple in the same area for the same platted lot.

Mark Mayer gave you a good explanation. More than likely (I think) it's doubtful that the "original pins disappeared". If someone was going to move them then they would have pulled them out and moved them immediately, not take them out and put them in at a later date. They may have been buried or otherwise hard to find and a surveyor never found them and put in new pins at an erroneous location. We have all seen instances where a pin got dug up by a utility company or a fence company, and they stuck them back in the ground at an erroneous location. Sometimes an owner wants to do mischief and moves the pins to his benefit.

If there is not enough strong evidence that a pin has been moved, the surveyor will likely honor the original pins and set a missing one based on the ones he found. If that is what the surveyor you hired told you, I would agree with him. Hopefully he investigated well enough to come to the conclusion that those pins were in their original position.

Did the surveyor you hired prepare a survey plat or a report as to what he found and/or set as your corners?

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Posted : November 14, 2017 8:33 am
Mark Mayer
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lakedude, post: 455429, member: 12730 wrote: ....two of the original pins were missing at one time and then reappeared years later 12 inches away from another pin ....

Either they were never missing, or someone stuck some in. If they were never missing, and simply weren't found, then they are original and mark your corner (if undisturbed). The "replacement" is a pin cushion. If someone stuck some in after 12 years and then claimed to "find ' it, then those stuck in ones are of no value. (Note that there are operations of law that might complicate this - if improvements were made in good faith reliance on this second pin then the improver may have the right to continue to rely on it.)

EDUCATION, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

EXPERIENCE, n. The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

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Posted : November 14, 2017 8:48 am
Paul in PA
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lakedude, post: 455340, member: 12730 wrote: On a platted subdivision which pins are honored the new pins that were set per the plat or the original pins? If a pin was missing and a new one was set by another surveyor is that pin honored?

Assuming that when you say original pins you mean pins set by the original filed map surveyor.

Any competent surveyor can later locate as many as possible of those original pins and correctly place new pins per the record. However it is a possibility that actions of land owners over the years have create acceptance and acquiescence to lines other than those on the original filed map. In such a case a competent surveyor may then place pins based on such evidence of those new lines.

Possibly original pins were placed incorrectly, but now may need to accepted as placed.

Without the time and a contract to survey and locate every possible scenario I can give you no advice as to what to expect.

Have a nice day.

Paul in PA

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Posted : November 14, 2017 8:53 am
NYLS
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For what it is worth, I have run into a least two instances over my career where the survey was done, pins were set and then platted incorrectly. The intent of the subdivision was where the pins were set. The survey comes before the plat. Survey controls. You must do your research and try be able to confirm that the plat represents the intent of the survey.

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Posted : November 14, 2017 10:16 am
Bushwhacker
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NYLS, post: 455466, member: 1722 wrote: For what it is worth, I have run into a least two instances over my career where the survey was done, pins were set and then platted incorrectly. The intent of the subdivision was where the pins were set. The survey comes before the plat. Survey controls. You must do your research and try be able to confirm that the plat represents the intent of the survey.

I have seen a Court case where it was ruled the exact opposite. 1) the recorded plat was ruled the intent of the sub-divider, 2) Since the plat did not show the monuments on the ground in the same place as the monuments on the plat the monuments on the ground had no record standing, 3) The plat was the instrument by which the Lots were created and sold so to protect the rights of the buyers the plat was held

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Posted : November 14, 2017 12:01 pm
Jim in AZ
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Bushwhacker, post: 455495, member: 10727 wrote: I have seen a Court case where it was ruled the exact opposite. 1) the recorded plat was ruled the intent of the sub-divider, 2) Since the plat did not show the monuments on the ground in the same place as the monuments on the plat the monuments on the ground had no record standing, 3) The plat was the instrument by which the Lots were created and sold so to protect the rights of the buyers the plat was held

I'm sure there are particulars, but I'll bet this is a lower court ruling and not an appeal ruling. The plat by definition is a record of the work done on the ground. If the plat was recorded prior to the placement of monuments it is not a record of what was done on the ground, and has no standing as a "plat." It is a "plan", not a "plat." The "plan" may indeed have been the sub-divider's intent, but that does not transform it into a "plat", a record of what was done on the ground.

Knowledge is wonderful but understanding is the key.

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Posted : November 14, 2017 4:00 pm
Jim in AZ
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Bushwhacker, post: 455495, member: 10727 wrote: I have seen a Court case where it was ruled the exact opposite. 1) the recorded plat was ruled the intent of the sub-divider, 2) Since the plat did not show the monuments on the ground in the same place as the monuments on the plat the monuments on the ground had no record standing, 3) The plat was the instrument by which the Lots were created and sold so to protect the rights of the buyers the plat was held

I'm sure there are particulars, but I'll bet this is a lower court ruling and not an appeal court ruling. The plat by definition is a record of the work done on the ground. If the plat was recorded prior to the placement of monuments it is not a record of what was done on the ground, and has no standing as a "plat." It is a "plan", not a "plat." The "plan" may indeed have been the sub-divider's intent, but that does not transform it into a "plat", a record of what was done on the ground.

Knowledge is wonderful but understanding is the key.

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Posted : November 14, 2017 4:03 pm
RADAR
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lakedude, post: 455429, member: 12730 wrote: Hire a surveyor: I have but didn't get a straight answer

Is there an issue?

Did the surveyor not give you the answer (pin placement) that you were hoping for?

Is the surveyor you hired competent; licensed in the Sate of Texas?

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.--Thomas A. Edison

Citius, altius, fortius

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Posted : November 14, 2017 4:34 pm
R.J. Schneider
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Jim in AZ, post: 455539, member: 249 wrote: I'm sure there are particulars, but I'll bet this is a lower court ruling and not an appeal ruling. The plat by definition is a record of the work done on the ground. If the plat was recorded prior to the placement of monuments it is not a record of what was done on the ground, and has no standing as a "plat." It is a "plan", not a "plat." The "plan" may indeed have been the sub-divider's intent, but that does not transform it into a "plat", a record of what was done on the ground.

yeah, just the field crew here but, it seems there's a number of hues of plat/plan/proposal ... Some are nothing more than office surveys, some are plats where the irons were set first, then still another where the plat was submitted-accepted-recorded-then staked. Probably depends on the where and when of the subdivision. amirite?

field crew

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Posted : November 14, 2017 4:46 pm
RADAR
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R.J. Schneider, post: 455553, member: 409 wrote: Probably depends on the where and when of the subdivision. amirite?

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.--Thomas A. Edison

Citius, altius, fortius

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Posted : November 14, 2017 7:43 pm
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