Metes and Bounds

METES & BOUNDS. If you don't own a lot in a plat or a rectangular portion of a "forty", chances are your legal description is a "metes and bounds" description. This is a method used most often to describe irregularly shaped parcels by starting at a point of beginning and then proceeding in courses of bearings and distances back to the point of beginning. A survey traces the distance and direction calls found in the deed onto the ground. Iron monuments are set at the corners and clients frequently request that the lines between these monuments be cleared of trees and brush.

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