52. Referring to the plan.

The contract (and later purchase deed) may describe the plan as being 'for identification purposes only', or will state that the land is 'more particularly delineated on the plan'. These two phrases are mutually exclusive and a combination of the two serves no useful purpose1.

Where there is a discrepancy between the land shown on the plan and the contract description and the plan has been described as being 'for identification purposes only', the verbal description of the land will normally prevail over the plan. The court may, however, refer to such a plan to define the boundaries of the