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1 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning SAMIRLANDER Chapter 10

2 Florida Real Estate: Principles, Practices and License Law Chapter 10 Property Description © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning

3 Key Terms Base line Benchmarks Block Check Correction lines Government rectangular survey system Legal descriptions Lots Monument Point of beginning Principal meridian Range Sections Tier Township Township lines

4 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Methods of description

5 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Methods of description

6 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Methods of Description Map of subdivision Recorded in public land records Restrictive covenants Identified by reference to recorded plat Block: Block: largest unit Lot: Lot: parcel on which home is built

7 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Methods of Description Metes: Metes: distance Bounds: Bounds: direction Walk around the perimeter of the property Monument: Monument: object used to define a corner Natural monument Permanent monument

8 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Methods of Description Point of beginning (POB): Point of beginning (POB): permanent reference markers Identified on the plat Marked by an iron pin Direction & distances from POB Must return to POB Compass directions degrees, minutes and seconds

9 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Methods of Description 1780’s created by Congress principal meridians base lines Intersecting principal meridians and base lines Florida intersects in Tallahassee

10 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Methods of Description North south lines every 24 miles to east and west of principal meridians East west lines every 24 miles north and south of base lines Check: Check: 24 mile square Correction Lines Guide Meridians

11 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Methods of Description Range: Range: north and south Tier: Tier: east and west Township AKA: Township township lines 6 miles square formed by intersecting range and township lines Row of townships running east and west Ranges and Tiers

12 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Methods of Description Base line Base line Each square in the grid Each square in the grid is called a township is called a township Township Township Principal Meridian

13 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Methods of Description Base line Base line Township Township Principal Meridian Each township is 6 miles long on each side. The total area of a township is 36 miles square

14 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Methods of Description Township have 36 sections Section is 1 mile square Sections are numbered

15 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Methods of Description Legal description of a section 1. Section number 2.Tier referenced by number and direction 3. Range number and direction

16 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Methods of Description EXAMPLE: Section 14, Tier 14 South (T14S), Range (R4W), of the Tallahassee Principal Meridian and Base Line

17 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Basic Facts 2 ways to describe this square 4 miles square 16 square miles section = 640 miles

18 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Basic Facts Area = length X width 4 X 4 = 16 square miles

19 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Basic Facts Checkerboard is divided into units called townships township

20 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Basic Facts 1 township = 6 miles X 6 miles 1 township = 6 miles square 1 township = 36 square miles 1 section = 1 mile square 1 section = 1 square mile 1 section = 640 acres 1 township = 36 section

21 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Basic Facts Quarter sections ¼ of ¼ of a section ¼ of ¼ of ¼ of a section = 160 acres = 40 acres = 10 acres

22 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Basic Facts Northeast quarter of section 6 Southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 6 = 160 acres = 40 acres = 160 acres acres

23 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Basic Facts The tract contains 40 acres = 160 acres = 40 acres acres

24 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Basic Facts

25 © 2009 by South-Western, Cengage Learning Basic Facts


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