Survey

Definition

  • A map executed by a licensed surveyor, which sets down precisely the boundaries of a given property as well as improvements, references to known landmarks, and the property's notable features. A precise measurement of a parcel's dimensions.

Notes
As in surveyed land.

Synonyms
assessment, land survey, review

Acronyms
srvy

Alternate Spellings
Metes

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Acre Definition,
    • 43,560 square feet. A plot of land 180 by 242 feet is one acre.
  • Agreed Boundary Definition,
    • Property lines that are drawn to settle a dispute between neighbouring property owners.
  • Appraisal Report Definition,
    • A detailed evaluation of the value of a property based on an inspection and a review of the values of nearby, comparable properties.
  • Boundary Definition,
    • The line dividing adjacent properties.
  • Buffer Strip Definition,
    • This refers to a parcel or stretch of land that separates two pieces of property.
  • Hectare Definition,
    • An area equal to 100 meters by 100 meters
  • Inspection Report Definition,
    • The documentation of a thorough examination of a house's visible structural parts and systems, conducted before purchase.
  • Land Lot Definition,
    • A piece of land owned by an individual or entity.
  • Metes and Bounds Definition,
    • A surveyor's legal description of a parcel of land, defined by measurements and angles.
  • Plat Definition,
    • A map that shows a parcel of land and how it is subdivided into individual lots. Plat maps also show the locations of streets and easements.
  • Property Report Definition,
    • A legal document prepared by a surveyor that shows the locations of all visible public and private improvements relative to property boundaries.
    • A legal disclosure that developers of timeshare properties are required to give to prospective buyers.
  • Square Footage Definition,
    • The area within a building, calculated by measuring the rooms by length and width.
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