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A plat map is used in which type of legal description?
Name two

Block -

The lot and block system is the easiest type of system and is used when subdividing new parcels. The properties within the subdivision are given block and lot numbers on a plat map, which is then recorded.


An appurtenance:
name three

1. can be sold separately from the land.
2. may be air rights, water rights, mineral and/or gas rights, and support rights.
3. is an interest that transfers with a piece of land when sold.

An appurtenance is a right incidental to the land that is being transferred with the land. Appurtenances include air, water, mineral, gas & oil, and lateral and subjacent support rights. Appurtenant rights can be sold separately from the land, e.g. mineral, gas, and oil. Once extracted from the land, these properties become personal in nature and are no longer part of the realty.


When determining if an item is a fixture, a court of law will apply which of the following tests?

The method of attachment, the adaptation of the item to the real property, the intention of the annexor, and the agreement of the parties


There are two categories of attachments. They are:

man made.


A full township contains:

23,040 acres


Which of the following legal descriptions uses a principal meridian?

Government Survey


What are types of adequate property descriptions (name two):

street and number.


A metes and bounds description always do what:

begins and ends at the same identifiable point.


A section of land, as used in the government survey method, may be described as:

640 acres.


A standard township would be:

36 square miles.


Real property is defined as:

land and everything permanently attached to it.


A special right given to tenant farmers for planted crops is known as:

the doctrine of emblements.


To convey real property there must always be an accurate:

legal description.


Ownership of oil and gas is governed by the rule of __________ .



In California, the body of law that regulates the use of water is known as the:

system of prior appropriation.


In what corner of a township would you find Section 1?

Northeast corner


The north boundary of John's property has suffered a collapse caused by his neighbor digging a well. The neighbor has violated John's right to:

lateral support.
Lateral support is support from adjacent land. John has the legal right to the natural support provided by the land beside (as in this case) and beneath (subjacent support) his property.


Anything that has been permanently attached to the land and becomes part of the real estate by way of its attachment is known as:

a fixture.

Fixtures are either permanently attached to the real property or required for the operation of something attached to the property,