Get Information About Your Property Boundaries Through ALTA ACSM Survey

Posted by Calvada on March 7th, 2018

Real estate buyers, developers, and owners will need a land survey to determine the boundaries of their property. The survey can reveal important information on other aspects of the land, such as easements, potential encumbrances, physical features, and others that may affect your decision to renovate, demolish, or add to the property. For commercial purposes, there is the ALTA/ACSM Survey, an accredited land title survey that follows a uniform set of standard code for construction purposes. When seeking an ALTA/ACSM surveyor, you need to make sure that it meets all the survey standards set by authorized institutions and the government, and more importantly, by the American Land Title Association.

The ALTA/ACSM survey is a due diligence survey that is typically commissioned to provide information to country setback requirements, zoning laws, and property height requirements. The surveyor uses high-degree surveying methods that comply with proper guidelines to make sure that the results are acceptable by insurance companies. This way, you can have the survey produced to serve as documentation proofs for security, claims, and other purposes. Likewise, the information provided by the survey can be helpful to lenders and buyers when evaluating the property for its benefits and potential risk.

There are many different applications for ALTA/ACSM surveys. It can be used to provide information on property easements and boundaries, and it may come with the necessary data that can affect your decision to make improvements on the land regarding trails, fences, rights of ways, roads, and more. A survey may reveal information on other characteristics of the property that may require further examination, especially when they point to possible adverse rights regarding the land. Surveys may show other vital aspects that may affect land ownership, too, such as easements and improvements, encumbrances, ownership areas, and encroachments.

About the Author:

Armando Dupont, a professional land surveyor, started his career in surveying in 1977 and has extensive experience in managing personnel and projects. His experience includes: topographic mapping, boundary surveys and analysis, construction and control surveying, preparation of tract and parcel maps, earth work calculation and quantities, targeting and control for photogrammetric, and land title surveys in accordance with the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Mr. DuPont founded Calvada Surveying, Inc. in 1989 and is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of California.

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