Legal Description

Legal Description

The description of a piece of real property, with reference only to known and existing landmarks. Specifically, a legal description must refer to surveyor landmarks that can be found throughout the country. A legal description then consists of the distance and direction of the property from that landmark. This is expressed as a series of distances and bearings.

However, a legal description can also reference a parcel as platted. 

The best place to find a legal description is with reference to the vesting deed. That deed will include the legal description of the property owned by the seller. Commonly this deed is simply attached to a contract for sale and identified as Ex. A.