REP_OH.09

REP_OH.09 - CM 426 - REP 9 LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS 1 I. A...

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1 CM 426 -- REP 9 LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS I. “A DESCRIPTION IS LEGALLY SUFFICIENT IF IT ALLOWS A COMPETENT SURVEYOR TO LOCATE THE PARCEL.” “LOCATE” MEANS TO DEFINE THE EXACT BOUNDARIES, NOT JUST A STREET ADDRESS! A. ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS OF IDENTIFICATION 1. METES AND BOUNDS 2. RECTANGULAR (OR GOVERNMENT) SURVEY 3. LOT AND BLOCK (RECORDED PLAT) B. CAN BE USED INDEPENDENTLY OR COMBINED IN SOME SITUATIONS 1. SOME STATES USE ONLY ONE METHOD 2. OTHER STATES MAY USE ALL THREE II. METES (DISTANCE)-AND-BOUNDS (COMPASS DIRECTIONS OR ANGLES) DESCRIPTION A. POINT OF BEGINNING (POB) 1. PROCEED AROUND THE PROPERTY’S BOUNDARIES 2. LINEAR MEASUREMENTS -- COMPASS DIRECTIONS 3. MAY USE NATURAL LANDMARKS 4. ALWAYS ENDS BACK AT THE POB -- COMPLETE ENCLOSURE B. NATURAL OR MANMADE FIXED OBJECTS 1. STONES, LARGE TREES, FENCE, CANAL OR MARKERS 2. “MORE OR LESS” WORDING FOR DISTANCE BECAUSE ACTUAL DISTANCE TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER LINEAR MEASUREMENTS
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C. CAN BE COMPLEX 1. NATURAL LANDMARKS CAN BE DESTROYED
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course CM 426 taught by Professor Markhutchings during the Winter '12 term at BYU.

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REP_OH.09 - CM 426 - REP 9 LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS 1 I. A...

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