Legal Description in Real Estate Transactions: Beyond a Simple Address

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In the world of real estate transactions, detail and precision are essential. An address alone is not enough when it comes to identifying and describing a property in a contract or legal document. This is where the concept of “legal description” comes into play.

Key points

  • What is the “Legal Description”? It refers to a detailed and specific geographical description of a land or property that is used to identify said parcel in legal transactions.
  • Different Ways to Identify a Property:
    • Parcel map: This is NOT what we are dealing with. Although a useful tool, it is usually a visual map showing land divisions in a given region.
    • Boundary lines: It is NOT the correct answer. These are lines that define the boundaries of a piece of land, but do not offer a detailed and specific description.
    • Legal description: YES that is what we are addressing. It goes beyond simply showing boundaries or direction. Detail specific aspects that make that parcel unique.
  • Importance of the Legal Description: In the real estate sector and in the legal field, it is essential that properties can be identified unambiguously. The “Legal Description” ensures that there is no confusion or overlap with other properties, especially in legal transactions.


The real estate sector is governed by precision and accuracy. While an address may be sufficient to visit a property, when it comes to legal transactions, the “Legal Description” is the tool that guarantees the accurate identification of a property. It is an essential element in contracts and documents related to property.

Legal and Tax Disclaimer

Please be advised that the content presented in this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal or tax advice. The articles and information provided here are written from the perspective of a real estate agent affiliated with Keller Williams, and do not represent legal or tax counsel.

As the author, I am a licensed real estate professional under Keller Williams, holding Brokerage DRE License Number: #02197031. However, it is important to note that my expertise is in the field of real estate, and not in legal or tax matters. The insights and opinions shared on this blog are based on my experiences and knowledge in the real estate industry and should be treated as general guidance rather than definitive legal or tax advice.

For specific legal or tax concerns relating to any real estate transactions or investments, readers are strongly encouraged to consult with a qualified attorney or tax advisor who can provide tailored advice based on your individual circumstances and the latest legal and regulatory requirements.

The information on this blog is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, and I, along with Keller Williams and its affiliates, disclaim all liability for any loss, damage, or misunderstanding arising from reliance on the information contained herein.

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