Boundary Control and Legal Principles

Types of meters and bounds conveyances

Several types of Atlanta car title loans and bounds descriptions exist, some being so closely related to subdivision descriptions that they could be considered as a quasi-subdivision description.

Described by Successive Bounds

In the most common metes and bounds description, and the one normally considered to by the true metes and bounds description, all the bounds are described in successive order, the bounds being fixed by reference to a map or document, by bearing and distance, by monuments, or by all three. The purpose of any convey, by written language, a parcel of land of the exact shape, size, and location offered for sale by the grantor. Although it is desirable to use as short a description as possible, it is often necessary, when a clear intent is expressed, to use many words describing each bound. All too often a shot description can alter the meaning of a deed, and a long description written by an unskilled person frequently shows conflicts among the terms of a deed. The following quasi-metes and bounds descriptions are discussed along with true metes and bounds descriptions.

Scrip Conveyances and Stationing

Describing a road easement or right of way by a strip deed, the form “A right of way for road purposes over and across a strip of land lying 30 feet on each side of the following describe d center line:” is used. Generally the stationing system, that of starting from an arbitrary point called and assigning each point on the line a station that is dependent upon its distance from the starting point, is employed. If a point is 1,327.62 feet from the arbitrary starting point, said distance being measured along the center line of the strip, the station is 13+27.62. Every 100 feet along the center line, be it on a curve or angel, is an even station; the plus number is the added distance beyond the station. The stationing system was devised for the convenience of the surveyor in note keeping and map notations. Any object along a right of way, such as power pole, may be located by a simple note.

Conveyed by Division Line

A portion of lot divided by a road or a natural monument is described precisely and simply by the form “all of lot 12 lying northerly of U.S.  Highway 80 as it now exists” or “all of lot 12 lying southerly of Boulder Creek.” Longer descriptions result from the usage of the form “all of lot 12 lying northerly of the flowing described line.” The bearing and distance description of the line following the general statement requires many more words that the two simplified example above.

Land Conveyed by Distance

The shortest quasi-metes and bounds deed is of the type “the easterly 50 feet of lot 2.” The junior deed, “all except the easterly 50 feet of lot 2,” is for the remainder of the lot. This type of deed is easy to write, but it may be misinterpreted by the parties of the deed, since the 50 feet is measured so as to give the senior deed (the buyer) the maximum area whereas the junior deed has the remainder of the area of  the land for locations of Atlanta car title loans.

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