Boundaries may, and generally should, be fixed by the deed or deeds conveying one or both of the properties concerned1. Nevertheless, conveyances of land commonly leave the exact line of existing boundaries undetermined2. It is only in comparatively rare cases that the exact line assumes any real significance, and the steps necessary to achieve precision can be time-consuming and expensive, for boundaries cannot be fixed unilaterally unless the adjoining land is also in the ownership of the vendor3. Where, however, partition of a property is undertaken, the conveyances or transfers, in order to identify the property to which they
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