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Old 05-16-2015, 05:54 PM   #1
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(2) monument pins on a corner- survey question

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When you see two monument pins placed on a survey corner (SE) and into the porperty lot surverys for the two lots show no chord, tangent or intersecting points (both surveys) yet the distance between these two monuments (some may say pins, or I.R. iron rod markers) is 1.89 FEET not inches between the two pins -then who owns that space LOT A or LOT B.

* I have heard that sometimes there are "pin cushion corners" term used by surveyors when a surveyor rejects the position of another surveyors monument.

One reason is two species of sod/lawn are merging into this corner: re landscaping what species gets into that space of 1.89 and where -interecting point not on both surveys.

There is no underlying dispute between neighbors. Just want a mathimatical understaning of the gap of 1.89 and if this was a curve where are the other coordinates?
Additionally maybe something other than sod could go into this space.

Both neighbors are wondering why the pins are not next to one another and why the gap. The caps on the pin markers are both the same number.

Back ground:
Survey for lot A (call it) done 2003 : surveyor is dead.
Survey for lot B (call it) done in 2008: surveyor is alive however like the law industry you have to pay to ask for why there is missing data or whats the logic between the gap.

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Old 05-16-2015, 06:04 PM   #2
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If each pin represents the landowner closest to that pin (rather than overlapping) them technically neither owns the property.

Surveyors and survey methods are not perfect. Given the relatively crude methods of measuring many many years ago I give credit to surveyors being as close and accurate as they are.

Ideally both pins should meet but either the surveyors used different points to mesure from or somebody was not accurate or even a possibility of whomever originally wrote the slews descriptions of the lots inaccurately.

Often times surveyors will divde such "extra" land (if it truly is not included in the accurately laid out surveys) between the adjacent neighbors (as long as they agree) and handle re-writing the lot descriptions to the new lot dimensions.

Since it sounds like neither of you want to spend any money it will simply stay an extra piece of land; sort of a no man's land if you will b
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