Land description

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A Land description location of the written words which delineate a specific piece of real property. Also known as a "Legal Description". In the written transfer of real property, it is universally required that the instrument of conveyance (deed) include a written description of the property.

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United States[edit]

Land descriptions within the United States can generally be classified as one of these basic types (1) the "metes and bounds" system; (2) the US Public Land Survey system; and (3) the "lot and block" survey system. Some legal descriptions blend more than one of these systems.


  1. ^ Canadian Encyclopedia, History of Cartography,Official Surveys:Cadastral Surveying, by L.M. Sebert
  2. ^ Vancouver, a Visual History, Bruce MacDonald, 1992, page 15

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