Wednesday Webinar: A Basic Understanding of a Deed - What is a deed, what are the parts, and what makes it function?

  • 11 Nov 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online


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Wednesday Webinar 

A Basic Understanding of a Deed: What is a deed, what are the parts, and what makes it function?

by Donald M. Housley, PLS

(If you are a new member pending approval, please register as a non-member, choose to be invoiced, and contact the office at or 717-441-6057.)

Date: November 11, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • PSLS Members: $40
  • Non-Members: $60
  • Member of  Other  Professional Organization: $40

CE Credits: 1 PDH

Course Description:

This session shall include basic instruction to a very complex subject matter with regards to deeds. The goal being to facilitate not only a basic understanding of what one may have to read, but also to help one to begin to understand the basic fundamentals on how to prepare a well-crafted, written description. This shall include a basic understanding of: 


Descriptions within a deed


Proof of ownership

Statute of Frauds

Principle parts of a deed



Names of Parties


Exceptions or reservations





Forms of deeds

Presenter Bio: 

Don started his career in 1968 as a surveyor working at various levels on field survey crews for his father’s firm, Kurch Housely and Associates, Inc. He has owned his own business and is manager at his current firm.  Don has been a long-standing member of PSLS and the Southwest Chapter and was chosen as Surveyor of the Year for 2019!  He served as a State Director from 1992-1995 and again from 2009 to present.  He is also active in his chapter’s education program, serving as Chapter Chairperson of Education, and regularly presenting continuing education seminars and preparation for PA State Registration Exam.  Also being a licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Don has been instrumental in educating realtors. Now Don is working closely with his three sons, DJ, David and Daniel all of whom are active in the land surveying profession and the local PSLS chapter.

Note: Members of other Professional societies such as PSPE, NSPS, ACSM, or other state surveying societies may register at the discounted price. In order to receive the necessary code, registrants must contact PSLS with proof of membership. Please email Tiffany Carpenter at or call 717-441-6057, ext. 130.
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