Carol.Presutti@QRealEstat wrote:I have a 5 sided lot. Measurements are as follows: Commencing at point marking the northwestly corner of land; thence S. 1 degree 57'40" (99.41') to another point in the westerly line of the said land; thence N. 82 degrees 06' 52" W. (460.43') to a point in the easterly street line; thence northerly on a curve to the right, a radius 935.43' , for (253.85') to a point in the easterly street line; thence N. 3 degrees 07' 30" E. (104.65') to a point in the easterly street line; thence S. 82 degrees 50'14" for (390') to a point in the westerly line of Lot 8; thence S. 17 degrees 48'20" E (285.6') to the point or place of the beginning. Can you calculate area - I am looking for the square footage as exact as possible. Thank you.
This is a tough problem. If you need an "official" answer you should really consult a surveyor, which I'm not.
Basically, the curve gives six sides. The curve has to be replaced with a calculated straight segment, and calculate the area of the six-sided figure, then adjust for the difference between the curve and the line segment.
The bearings are essential to figuring the problem. Note that the first line (99.41') and next to last line (390') are incomplete bearings as they are not specified east or west. Also could you check the bearing of last line (285.6')? If it bears to SE, then point of beginning is NOT the NW corner.
On the curved segment, is it tangent to the road bearing of N. 3 degrees 07' 30" E at the northerly end? I know it is a different lot, but what is the road bearing at the southerly end of the curve? Am I Correct that the center lies off to the east somewhere, so that a straight line between endpoints of the curve lies in the road, not the lot?
If you can answer these questions, I'll try, but if you need an answer with legal standing, you really need to consult a surveyor.