Find Out the Type of the Survey
Secondly, you should check the type of the survey. it is required to identify which type of information you will get by a particular survey plate. You can find the type in the title of the survey. The information about the type of the survey is also available in the surveyor's certification.
You will also need to find out whether the survey plat is described by subdivision lots or by metes and bounds. If the land is divided into subdivisions, the whole procedure becomes simple. Actually, if it is subdivided, then you can identify and read each part with the help of lot numbers provided for each subdivision. If it is described by metes and bounds, then you have to figure out the beginning point to understand the lengths, degree angles, and curves.
If Land is based on Metes and Bounds
If the land is described by metes and bounds, then find out the beginning point. Actually, this point represents the location of the point, from where the land legally begins.
Afterward, start the study using legal description provided with the document of transfer or title insurance policy. Keep in mind one thing: if the survey plat is described by metes and bounds, the legal description will end at the point from where it starts, i.e., the end point and the beginning point on the survey plat will be same with respect to the legal description.
Now, the procedure is divided into two different types.
If Land is divided into Subdivisions
If the land is subdivided, you have to look at each boundary line and also the land around it. This is to identify any borderline easements that may have been developed when subdividing the plat.