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1
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Property Description Methods

List the 3 methods used to legally describe property.

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1. Surveyor’s method
2. Government survey method
3. Lot and block method
2
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Property Description Methods

Which method of property description is known as the metes and bounds method, is the oldest method of land description, and the most accurate?

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Surveyor’s method

3
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Property Description Methods

What are the measurements and references used in the surveyor’s method of land description?

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Metes = measurements of distance

Bounds = compass direction to property boundaries

Monuments = fixed objects used to establish boundaries; the initial reference point; metal or concrete found set in the ground

Point of beginning = the edge of the property

4
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Property Description Methods

The government survey method was developed in 1785 for what purpose?

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The westward expansion of the US

5
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Property Description Methods

Where does the government survey method begin in Florida?

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The Tallahassee Principal Meridian (north/south line) and the Tallahassee Baseline (east/west line)

6
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Township

What are the characteristics of a township?

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Six miles square,

Contains 36 square miles and 36 sections

7
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Township

What are Correction lines?

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Lines drawn every 24 miles north and south of the Tallahassee Baseline

8
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Township

What are Guide meridians?

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Lines drawn every 24 miles east and west of Tallahassee Principal Meridian

9
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Township

Why are Guide lines and Correction lines used?

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To correct for the variation caused by the curvature of the earth that would otherwise cause the lines to converge.

10
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Township

What is the magic number when calculating acreage?

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640

11
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Property Description Methods

Which property description method is also known as the plat method and what is it used to identify?

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Lot and block; used to identify small parcels of property in subdivided areas and cities

12
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Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN)

What is an assessor’s parcel number?

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A number assigned to a parcel of real property by the county property assessor to uniquely identify that property within the jurisdiction

13
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Common Area Measurements

What are the common area measurements?

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1 acre = 43,560 sq ft

1 section = 640 acres

1 township = 6 miles square, contains 36 sq miles, and 36 section