Clearing Title for Defects Due to Easements, Encroachments and Survey/Boundary Disputes

Identifying and Resolving Common Title Defects to Ensure Closing of the Deal

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, July 28, 2016

Recorded event now available

Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide real estate counsel with a review and discussion on how to identify and resolve title defects arising from property surveys, easements and encroachments. The program will analyze the various issues that give rise to these common defects and best practices for curing these title defects to close the deal.


The goal of every real estate deal attorney is to ensure a timely and smooth closing of the transaction. Title defects are just one of the many hurdles that transactional attorneys must clear.

While there are many risks that can create an encumbrance or cloud on title, real estate practitioners regularly deal with title defects due to easements and undiscovered encroachments. Similarly, boundary/survey disputes often arise due to conflicting survey reports.

Armed with the knowledge to cure common title defects, practitioners can ensure that they close commercial transactions on time and with few surprises.

Listen as our authoritative panel of real estate practitioners discusses best practices for identifying and curing title defects arising from easements, encroachments and survey/boundary disputes.



  1. Easements and encroachments
    1. Access to the premises
    2. Indefinite and unclear easements
    3. Significant encroachments
    4. Setback violation
    5. CC&Rs and equitable servitudes
  2. Survey/boundary disputes
    1. Conflicting surveys


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the most common issues related to easements and encroachments on property, and what are best practices for investigating and clearing the title?
  • What are effective solutions to party wall, driveway and road maintenance, and other potential party problems?


Cline, Sarah
Sarah D. Cline

Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker

Ms. Cline focuses her practice on commerical and residential real estate issues, representing parties in all aspects of...  |  Read More

Gilroy, Monica
Monica K. Gilroy

Managing Partner
Gilroy Bailey Trumble

Ms. Gilroy leads her firm's litigation department as the focus of her national litigation practice includes all...  |  Read More

Hawthorne, John
John H. Hawthorne

Protorae Law

Mr. Hawthorne heads his firm’s Real Estate Practice. He maintains an extensive transactional practice, sales and...  |  Read More