Teresa Ghee Elliott wrote:
I have checked and double checked the coordinates and directions and
plat does not close properly. I am assuming it was just recorded wrong.
How do other's handle these kinds of deed plats?
Hi Teresa -
The plat should close properly if it is anywhere close (I forget the actual
distance). When I have one of these, I usually try to plot it roughly with
pencil and paper. Then I can usually see where either I am wrong or, more
likely, the coordinates were recorded incorrectly. Then I can adjust the
coordinates as needed. If the closure distance is great, I will often add
a closing entry where I can annotate it showing that it is my addition. In
either case, I do annotate any of my changes.
Sometimes reviewing the neighboring plots or later deeds for the same
property can show the corrections needed.
Hope this helps -
TMG Tips: <http://www.tmgtips.com>
My website: <http://www.tmgtips.com/lhoffman>
A user of the best genealogy program, The Master Genealogist (TMG)