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THE ALTA LAND SURVEY
RA Consultants LLC dependable survey staff will work diligently to deliver your ALTA survey within the proposed dead line, and quickly returning any edits suggested by the Title Insurance Agency or client requesting the ALTA survey.
The ALTA survey was developed by the members of the American Land Title Association (ALTA survey) to meet specific needs, unique to title insurance matters, when asked to insure title to land without exception as the many matters which might be discoverable from a survey and inspection, and which are not evidenced by the public records.
The client shall request the ALTA survey or arrange for the ALTA survey to be requested and shall provide a written authorization to proceed from the entity responsible to pay the invoice. The request must specify that an “ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey” is required along with the optional items listed in Table A, if any.
The ALTA survey must meet certain survey standards and standards of care. Many states and some local jurisdictions have adopted statues and rules that add and additional layer of requirements beyond what is required in an ALTA survey. Those standards must also be meet. When there is a conflict between standards, the most stringent must apply to the ALTA survey. The boundary lines and corners of any surveyed property of an ALTA survey must be established or retrace in accordance with appropriate boundary law principles governed by the set of fact and evidence found while performing the field work and research.
The surveyor performing an ALTA survey will be provided with appropriate and legible data that can be relied upon. Including but not limited to, the following: current record description, the most recent title commitment, any recorded easement benefitting or burdening the property subject to the ALTA survey.
The ALTA survey must be performed on the ground. The ALTA survey shall include: any monuments found, rights of way and access, lines of possession and improvements along the boundaries, buildings, easements and servitudes, cemeteries, and water features.
A plat or map of the ALTA survey shall be generated depicting the field locations of the evidence found on the ground in the process of performing the ALTA survey. The plat shall also display the boundary, legal description, bearing and distance of the boundary lines and a closure report. The ALTA survey shall have a summary of all rights of way, easements and other survey-related matters burdening the surveyed property and identified in the title evidence provided to or obtained by the surveyor performing the ALTA survey. The plat depicting the ALTA survey must be drawn on s sheet not less the 8 ½ by 11 inches at a legible, standard engineering scale clearly indicated in works and with a graphic scale. The face of the ALTA survey plat includes: a north arrow, legend of symbols and abbreviations, vicinity map, notes explaining modifications to Table A, the ALTA survey project number, date of survey and revisions, sheet numbers, the caption “ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey”.