head Calvada Surveying, Inc: Alta Surveys Are The Most Detailed Type Of Survey You Can Obtain

Monday, 3 February 2014

Alta Surveys Are The Most Detailed Type Of Survey You Can Obtain

ALTA (the American Land Title Association) and ACSM (the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping) have together developed land surveying standards with the objective of promoting consistency in survey information.

ALTA or ACSM land surveying is the process of the boundary survey made to a fixed set of minimum standards which have been created and adopted together by the ALTA/ACSM. Moreover, an ALTA survey displays easements, improvements, rights-of-way and few other elements that impact land ownership.  

An ALTA survey is usually done for commercial properties as it provides the title company with the information needed for insuring the title to the land and making high degree improvements that any commercial development might require.

Over and above the minimum standards that have been set forth, a table containing optional elements is added in the ACSM or ALTA standards. A meticulous review of the elements from this optional table helps in delineating a crystal clear scope of the services of the land surveyor.

If any encroachment is discovered by the survey, it ought to be displayed graphically along with a note that indicates the nature of the encroachment. The certification language of an ALTA land title survey should include names of the affected parties like “buyer”, “seller”, “lender”, and “title company”.

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