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Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. Today we look at questions from a reader. Hello Mr Francis, I hope you can answer my questions. Is it that every time a person is going to purchase a piece of land, they have to get it surveyed? Also, who is...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

We continue to explore what surveying services you may need from your land surveyor, as people oftentimes have no clue what they need. They call the surveyor and tell him they need a survey done, and it’s up to the land surveyor to find out what...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. Today, we respond to a question from a correspondent. Mr Francis, I came across one of your articles in The Sunday Gleaner and have a few queries regarding a restrictive covenant and distance requirements. I hope you can...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

This week, we will continue our advice on when you should consult your land surveyor with the hope that you will be able to make informed decisions regarding your properties. When you are going to purchase a property it is one of, if not the most...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

  Good day readers. I will get back to responding to your questions soon, however there are some things I have decided to clarify today on when, and why, you need the services of a land surveyor. Many persons have questions on what time in the...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. Today, we respond to another question from a reader.Greetings Mr Francis,I read your articles every week that it is published and I have learnt a lot from it. I thank you for diligently doing this public service as I benefit a lot...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. Today we respond to another question from a reader.Greetings Mr Francis,On my title restrictive covenant number six says that there must be a 3.5 feet distance between my building and the boundary wall.I have a one-storey house...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

  Good day readers.  This week we respond to another reader’s question.   Good day Mr Francis, I am enquiring whether there is a statute of limitation on getting permission to use a walkway.  Both parties of the properties...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. This week, I respond to another question from a reader. Hello Mr Francis, I would like to know what is the maximum height at which I can lawfully build my perimeter fence. The present fence is too low and the neighbour’s...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

The Bible, as part of the Nativity, tells of three wise men using the stars as a means of navigation to guide them to finding the Baby Christ after His birth.Just like the wise men, who used the stars to guide them, surveyors, before the advent of...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. Today we respond to another question from one of our readers. Here is the question and the answer.

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. This week we will respond to another question which I have received. Good day Mr Francis. I read your column every week and I find it informative, interesting and educational. I have a problem that I would like you to help me...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. Today, I want to share with you the process involved when you have a boundary dispute/disagreement with your neighbour.I recently had occasion to undertake a survey in a section of an urban community that has titles by description...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. Thanks for your continued support. Today we again have a question from a reader and my subsequent response.Good evening Mr Francis,I recently moved into my new home and I am trying to ascertain how to proceed on a matter. My...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. This week I will again respond to a question that has been submitted by a reader. Good day, Mr Francis, Can you please tell me the different surveys needed to be completed when buying or selling a house or lot? Sincerely, T. H....

Published:Tuesday | August 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day readers.  I want to thank my colleague and friend Timothy Thwaites for filling in while I was off. This week I will respond to a question from a reader who has a problem with her neighbour. Good day Mr Francis, What’s the...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Dear Mr Francis, I always read your articles in The Sunday Gleaner and I have a question I need answers for.I am interested in knowing about the rights of residents in a gated community. I live in a scheme in Portmore, St Catherine, and I pay my...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. Today I will respond to a question from a reader and it has to do with collection of maintenance in a strata complex. Below is the question and subsequent response...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. Last week I started to respond to your queries about strata lots and gated communities. Today I will continue with the strata lot information but will also look at the gated community and the differences between that and a strata...

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

This week I will respond to another question from a reader.Greetings, Mr Francis,I am a very concerned property owner who hopes that you can advise me on a problem I am facing.I have purchased a property (town house) within a gated community that...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. This week I will respond to another question from a reader.Hello Craig,Let me first give you some background on my dilemma.I am a Canadian married to a wonderful man from Jamaica. We are currently in the midst of applying to have...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

This week, we will respond to another question from a reader.Good day Mr Francis,After long deliberations, I am seeking your advice. I recently moved into my unfinished house that has been under construction for more than three years. I have one...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Good day, readers. Today, I will respond to another question from a reader.My surveyor's identification report expired last month and the National Housing Trust (NHT) is insisting that I get a new one before I apply to build on my own land. It's...

Published:Friday | August 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

Last week, contributor Leslie B. Mae tackled this issue, which is of concern to many Jamaicans, and closed with the promise of more on the approaches to arrive at an estimated value of real estate. Here is the rest of the piece.There are four well-...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

As the number of forced sales and foreclosures by lenders increases, there is much litigation pending and alleged negligent valuations of property...

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