Middleville, MI asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Michigan

Q: How does a surveyor split land in half using legal land description

I bought some land in sec 2 t12north range 16 west also except north 250ft and 110ft w. Seller deeded all of property to me. Year later I deeded south half back. New owner had servey done and south half has 4.72 acres and north half is smaller. Records show that the qauerter quarter section has 38.73 acres witch brakes down to 9.68 acres minus the north 250ft and the west 110ft Shouldn't there be to equal halves bassed on what the legal land description is... thanks john

1 Lawyer Answer
Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Fowlerville, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Your description doesn't make sense. Did you buy a whole section except for the North 250 feet and west 110 feet?

A section is an area nominally one square mile, containing 640 acres. A mile less 250 feet in one direction and 110 in a perpendicular direction from the first is not going to be only 39 acres.

You should bring the ACTUAL legal descriptions you're unsure of to a real land surveyor or attorney familiar with how land is described, and figure out what is amiss here.

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