Point of Beginning (Real Property Law) Law and Legal Definition

The Point of Beginning is a surveyor's mark at the beginning location for the wide-scale surveying of land. A surveyor begins at a well-known landmark, such as the center point of a street intersection. The survey description then "travels" by distance and direction or degrees to a corner of the property being surveyed, which is the point of beginning. The description travels around the subject property until it returns to the point of beginning, whereby the Tract is enclosed.