Flashcards in Chapter 9: Legal Descriptions Deck (21):
The process by which boundaries are measured by calculating the dimensions and area to determine the exact location of a piece of land
What are the three basic methods that can be used to describe real estate
Metes and bounds.
Lot and block
The oldest type of legal description. A properties physical features to determine the boundaries the measurements of the parcel
This description always starts at a designated place on the parcel
Point of beginning
Fixed objects used to identify the point of beginning, the ends of the boundary segment, or the location of intersecting boundaries
Sometimes called the government survey system was established by Congress in 1785 to standardize the description of land acquired by the newly formed federal government. The system is based on two sets of intersecting lines principal meridians and base lines
Rectangular survey system
What runs north and south
What runs east and west
Lines running east and west, parallel to the baseline and 6 miles apart,
What does each township contain
36 sections. Each section is one square mile, or 640 acres
What should legal descriptions always include
The name of the county and state in which the land is located because meridians often relate to more than one state and occasionally related to two base lines
When surveying land, a surveyor refers to the principal meridian that is?
Within the rectangular survey system area in which the land being surveyed is located
And describing real estate, the system that uses feet, degrees, and natural and artificial markers as a monument is?
Metes and bounds
A buyer purchased a 1 acre parcel for $2.15 per square foot. What is the selling price of the parcel
The legal description of the northwest 1/4of the southwest 1/4 of section 6, Township 4 N., Range 7 W. is defective because there is no reference to?
To keep the principal Meridian and range lines is near to 6 miles apart as possible, a correction known as a government check is made. How large is the government check?
20 square miles
Fractional section from the rectangular survey system along the northern and western borders of the check that are less than a quarter section and area are known as?
Buyer A purchased 4.5 acres of land for $78,400. And adjoining owner wants to purchase a strip of A's land measuring 150 feet by hundred feet. What should the strip cost the adjoining owner if a sells it for the same price per square-foot originally paid for the property?
A property contains 10 acres. How many lots of not less than 50 feet by hundred feet can be subdivided from the property of 26,000 ft.² were dedicated to roads?
A parcel of land is 400' x 640'. The parcel cut in half diagonally by a stream. How many acres are there in each half the parcel