Surface Use and Access is designed to familiarize Land professionals with surface rights and the myriad issues associated with acquiring, exercising and preserving those rights. It focuses on why, when and what rights may be needed, and how to research and protect existing rights. It discusses a variety of surface-related contracts and their use. There is commentary on easement valuation, damage claim investigation and resolution, and the challenges of governmental permitting. Finally, it examines the criticality of building relationships with regulatory agencies and the public.
Understanding Ownership & Real Property Rights
Sources of Property Rights
Surface Damages & Claim Settlement
Damage Calculation & Valuation Methodology
Interfacing with Public Officials
Ethics of Dealing with Regulators & the Public