Parcel Number Vs Legal Description

In short, never replace another description with the true legal description. A parcel number can help you confirm the address of a property or see where that property is on a parcel map. The parcel number is used when you pay taxes, sell a property, or sometimes obtain a permit to work on a property. If you ever need a plot number, you can easily find it with a little research at the county tax inspector`s office or by checking your property tax bill. The parcel number is used as an identifier on your local parcel maps and has a unique format. Land maps are written in books, and the plot number of the property is based on the book in which your property can be found. Most parcel numbers are given in three or four sets of numbers. The first set is the book number where your package is located, and the second set is the page of the book where your card is located. Final rates are the actual package number and its length may vary. The three or four sentences are all separated by a hyphen. Hi Raymond, you should always talk to a lawyer about legal documents, but I generally think it`s a good idea to copy a legal description as accurately as possible. Quick question about legal property descriptions in TN.

If you put the legal description of the title on a title policy or warranty deed, does the legal description have to exactly match the capital letters, punctuation, abbreviation and symbol? For example, instead of R-O-W for right of way, is ROW acceptable? Is it appropriate to use the “No” designation in lot descriptions? (Lot No. 7 and 8 vs Lot 7 and 8) I know that`s a stupid question, but it`s a discussion we`re having. There are all kinds of ways to describe real estate, such as a parcel of land and block, a complete perimeter reference to a subdivision map, pillars and boundaries (point A to point B to point C to point D) and using an assessor`s parcel number (“AFN”). The best way to describe real estate is a combination of the above. Because a bad legal description means you may not get the right property. A legal description is one that is legally sufficient to describe the property. Using the most recent deed for the property is usually the best way to ensure that the interest of the current owner passes to the new owner. Below is a list of other types of descriptions that are often insufficient to be considered an adequate legal description: Most likely, a reference to something like “Lot 7029 of Marley Park Parcel 7” would be a legal description, not a parcel number. The short answer is that one is just numbers (or numbers and a few letters), the other is a descriptive “sentence”.

Sometimes the legal description is attached to the document. If this is the case, the text of the document usually refers to the attached legal description. For example, the body of the document might refer to the property as “. the lands described in Schedule A.” Appendix A is appended to the document and contains the legal description. Our neighbor has about 4 different legal descriptions of deeds filed at the county clerk`s office. We believe the legal description has been changed so that they can adopt an easement that could be used for themselves as a personal driveway. Legal descriptions began to change in 2001 regarding waivers and changed again to a final warranty deed that surfaced in 2003. The exact legal descriptions date back to 1994. So many documents have been filed in the court clerk`s office over the years, now they have buried the old documents. How do we know who changed the legal descriptions and whether we should actually have access to the easement? All their ownership documents were filed through two tile companies. Why would a title company accept so many different legal descriptions for a property? However, old legal descriptions can be passed from one chain of title to another, and a false or incomplete description can be passed from one ignorant owner to another.

Unplated vacancies are often the biggest challenges associated with legal misdescription. If a property is in a subdivision, the legal description can be very simple. It usually refers to one or more lots, the block (or blocks) on which the lots are located, in the name of the subdivision, the county and the state. Knowing where to find a legal description and how to read it is a useful skill for anyone buying real estate, especially real estate investors. Protect your investment by requesting a new survey and, if necessary, removing a survey exception from a title policy. If you have questions or concerns about a legal description, contact your title company or real estate attorney for assistance. It will take the expertise of professionals to correct these types of errors. At Blueprint, our title experts have decades of experience correcting title errors. Contact our team if you have any questions. The court recognized that Mehta`s trust deed had been registered “first on time” and therefore if enforceable, it would take precedence over the tax department`s privilege. But to be enforceable, “a trust deed must adequately describe the property it secures” and “the description must be such that the land can be identified or located on the ground by the use of the land.” Many people in our area work in the real estate world, buying and selling real estate and acting as agents, title companies and others.

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