You can expect to see five questions on the end-of-course exam and five questions on the state exam from this unit.
After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to
• describe the purpose for legal descriptions,
• understand the licensee’s role and responsibilities as they pertain to legal descriptions,
• explain and distinguish among the three types of legal descriptions,
• describe the process of creating a legal description using the metes-and-bounds method,
• locate a township by township line and range,
• locate a section within a township,
• understand how to subdivide a section,
• calculate the number of acres in a parcel based on the legal description, and convert to square feet,
• explain the use of assessor’s parcel numbers, and
• apply the measurements associated with checks, townships and sections.
|base line||point of beginning|
|government survey system||section|
|lot and block||township|
|metes and bounds||township line|
The transfer of title to real property is dependent upon the description of the precise boundaries of a parcel of land. A legal description is much more than the address of a property; it is a unique description that distinguishes this property from all other properties in the world. This unit will describe the various methods used to describe and locate the boundaries of real property.