Legal Descriptions

A Legal description consists of the written words which delineate a specific piece of real property that is recognized by law and is sufficient to locate the property without oral testimony (for example, the deed to your land). In the written transfer of real property, it is universally required that the instrument of conveyance (deed) include a written description of the property.

Generally included with the written legal description is a sketch that illustrates the written description, many times with bearing and distance. This sketch of description is a requirement of Florida law for land surveyors to provide along with a legal description which they prepare.

The legal description and sketch is a legal document only and should state under the title “THIS IS NOT A BOUNDARY SURVEY”.