Surveyor's preparing Deeds
The County Clerk and Recorder's Office has begun requiring deeds be filed for any new Tracts created by a Certificate of Survey as a requirement to file the Certificate of Survey. The local Title Companies won't prepare deeds for Tracts created by the new Certificate of Survey on advice from their Attorneys. Red flag number one. Surveyor's are beginning to prepare deeds now. Red flag number two!
I prepared and filed my first deeds yesterday. They were riddled with pen changes to appease the Clerk and Recorder. Not a particularly professional product I was proud of, but the project got finished and I got paid. But now I'm suffering remorse that I may have opened myself to a liability I shouldn't have. Red flag number three.
Maybe this Forum can either fuel my paranoia or provide some comfort.
Something needs to change. Surveying was held in higher regard in previous years, why are we letting lawyers and less competent people ruin this profession!!?!?!?
Edit...I comingled the rant to include county employees making flippant comments. Retracted.
Although it felt good, it wasn't adequately produced diatribe. Hopefully the coven will forgive moi.
If you are competent in the preparation of deeds and it does not violate your laws, go for it. If you have any pause on either of those take a pass...
Watching with interest. Sorry I have no helpful words.
A surveyor is qualified to prepare a legal description to be used in a deed, but I wouldn't want to prepare a deed in a professional capacity since that involves what is necessary or prudent in the conveyance of a piece of property. Something that I don't believe surveyors in general have expertise in. Let the lawyers or title companies prepare the deeds. That is their area of expertise.