There’s a lot of know about platted land. In this article, we are going to talk about a few common issues related to plats: lots, blocks, and replatted land.
Lots & Blocks
The intended lots and blocks within the plat need to be identified. Sometimes a plat will have multiple blocks each containing one or more lots, while at other times the plat may contain just a single lot and block; there can be any variable number of lots and blocks so long as the subdivision ordinances are not violated. In any case, the measurements and boundaries of these parcels need to be clearly identified on the plat.
Previously platted land can also be replatted. For example, if there’s a large platted Lot 1, Block 1, and the owner desires to subdivide it into smaller sub-lots, then that Lot 1, Block 1 can be replatted into a new plat describing the new, smaller parcels.
Accordingly, there is no requirement that the underlying land be metes and bounds prior to being platted. Instead, any kind of legal description can be platted in the interest of creating a new and simpler legal description for a subdivision of the land.
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