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3 Types of Descriptions

1. Metes and Bounds: describesevery boundary line of the parcel; tells reader how to draw a square, rectangleor other geometric shape on the face of the earth


2. Govt Survey System: dividesland into townships and sections, using a system of square and rectangulargrids - Starting point: intersection of a principal meridian (P.M.) & baseline (B.M.), identified by a distinctive number/name


3. Plats: referenceto subdivision maps, filed as part of the public land records

Survey

“tolook over,” refers to the process of evaluating real property evidence in orderto locate the physical limits of a particular parcel of land

3 Types of Real Prop Evidence

1. Physical field evidence


2. Written record evidence


3. Field measurements

5 Reasons for Land Survey

1. Theexistence of the property


2. Therelationship of the property to adjoining properties


3. Therelationship of occupied lines to record lines


4. Thelocation of physical improvements


5. Unrecordedeasements and other facts not of record

Legal Adequacy of Description

Allwritings that affect title to land must contain a written description of theland, under the statute of frauds

Descriptionsin Contracts of Sale

Somecourts require specific description in the contract & don’t considerextrinsic evidence while other courts will consider such evidence