Legal descriptions are used to describe property in a way that uniquely identifies it from any other parcel.
A legal description is so specific that given only the legal description, a surveyor can locate and identify a given parcel.
There are five additional purposes of surveying property and developing legal descriptions for each parcel:
1.Current and accurate boundary information required to write a legal description is obtained.
2.The exact quantity of area within a described tract, whether it is described in square miles, acres, or square feet, is established.
3.Boundaries that may have become lost or obliterated are reestablished.
4.Data required to divide a large tract into smaller units for development and sale are obtained.
5.Identify and describe encroachments, if any.
Information courtesy of Rowlett Real Estate School LLC
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~P. Stone, RRES
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