Another Client had several vacant land parcels in a rural unincorporated area. They had been working with a consultant to obtain a Public Report for several months and had reached an impasse with the DRE. The difficulty was that some of the parcels fronted on public roads, and others were accessed over private road easements. This Client was referred to us by a Title Company, hoping we could help to resolve the multiple deficiencies and assist in getting the Public Report issued.
In short order, after reviewing the file and talking with DRE, the issue was a lack of access to certain of the parcels. Lack of legal, traversable access is a denial issue for a Public Report. Our firm was able to collaborate with the property owner and their land surveyor to create legal descriptions, and with their attorney to create a Road Maintenance Agreement that addressed the maintenance of the private roadways.
Our work was done on this project within 90 days and the Client was able to move forward with sales under a valid Public Report.