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A boundary survey without any warranties as to accuracy is called an "as-built" survey.
False
All states use a government rectangular survey system.
False
Base lines run east and west.
True
A township's square is divided into 36 sections.
True
A metes and bounds call will contain both a course and a distance.
True
The length between two points on a metes and bounds description is called a course.
False
A survey should indicate which direction is north on the survey by including a north arrow.
True
A metes and bounds description describes a parcel of land by reference to a recorded survey or plat.
False
A straight line between the beginning and ending points of a curve is called a chord.
True
An arc distance and a chord distance will always be the same.
False
List the types of land description.
a) Government rectangular survey.
b) Platted.
c) Metes and bounds.
A baseline has what relationship to a meridian line in a government rectangular survey?
A baseline is a surveyor line that runs due east and west and is identified as being a certain number of degrees north of the equator. Its relationship with a meridian is that only one base line will cross each principal meridian. A parcel of land can be described as being a certain distance east or west of a given principal meridian at a certain distance north or south of a given base line
How many acres are found in the North 1/2 of a NW 1/4 of a SE 1/4 of a section?
20 acres.
What are the basic requirements for a platted description?
a) Land lot.
b) District.
c) County.
d) State.
e) Subdivision
f) Lot and unit number.
g) Recorded reference to plat book and page numbers.
How does the course of a boundary line differ from the distance of a boundary line?
It is the direction in which the boundary line travels and the distance is the length of the line.
What information should the land surveyor give concerning a curved property line?
a) Arc distance.
b) Radius distance.
c) Course of the chord.
d) Distance of the chord.
What is meant by the statement that "a metes and bounds description must close"?
The legal description starts at a beginning point, follows each boundary line by course and distance, and ends back at the beginning point.
Failure of a landlord to perform its obligations under a lease is a legal excuse for the tenant not to pay rent.
False
Rent is generally payable in arrears.
False
A lease in which the tenant pays rent plus all expenses fo the premises is known as a gross lease.
False
A landlord generally has the right to terminate a lease upon a tenant's default.
True
A tenant after an assignment or sublet is released from its responsibility under the lease.
False
A subtenant is responsible to the original landlord for all lease covenants.
False
Foreclosure of a prior mortgage on the leased premeises will terminate the lease.
True
A transfer of a tenant's complete interest in a lease is known as a sublet.
False
A transfer of a tenant's complete interest in a lease is known as an assignment.
True
An attornment is a sworn statement of facts concerning a lease.
False
Explain the theory of independent covenants in lease law.
The theory of independent covenants states that a breach of promises by one party to a lease does not excuse the other party from performance of its promises.
What is the difference between an assignment and a sublease?
An assignment is the transfer by a tenant of all interest under the lease. A sublet is a transfer of only a portion of the interest under the lease, with the tenant retaining some interest.
Briefly describe the difference between a gross rent lease and a net rent lease.
A gross lease requires the tenant to pay rent but all ordinary and necessary expenses are paid by the landlord. In a net rent lease the tenant pays rent money and is also responsible for all expenses of the property.
What title concerns should a tenant have when entering into a lease with a landlord?
A lease is subject to all title defects. Make sure the landlord owns the property, that no restrictive covenants exist, and if any prior mortgages exist.
Briefly discuss the basic remedies of a landlord for a tenant's default under a lease.
a) Sue the tenant for default.
b) Terminate the lease and sue for damages.
c) Dispossess the tenant and sue for rental payments under the lease.
Identify briefly and discuss the basic remedies of a tenant for a landlord's default under a lease.
Normally a tenant does not have the right to withold rent because of a landlord's default. A tenant may sue the landlord for performance and any damage caused by nonperformance. The default of the landlord does normally not give the tenant the right to terminate the lease. The URLTA may modify these rules.
What is a lease guaranty and when would it be used by a landlord?
A lease guaranty is a situation where some person or entity guarantees the tenant's performance under a lease.