Land description

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A Land description consists 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.


Legal land description


United States

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.


  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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