March 24, 2021

2021 ALTA Survey Update

Surveyor

The American Land Title Associate (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) issued modifications to the 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards effective as of February 2021.

Land surveyors, clients, and title companies should all realize the positive impacts of this update. The ALTA survey process is not a surveyor-driven exercise, but rather a collaborative effort between the surveyor, attorney, lender, and title company.  It is vital all stakeholders work in unison to maximize the effectiveness of the survey to ensure a successful real estate transaction.

The ALTA/NSPS survey may not answer all the questions an owner or developer may have pertaining to real property. However, it is clear it is central to due diligence and provides a great start towards examining and answering many of the questions that arise during the process.

ALTA/NSPS Checklist
Use this checklist as a condensed guide to the 2021 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys.

Fully revised and redlined ALTA/NSPS Minimum Standards and Optional Table A
https://www.nsps.us.com/page/2021ALTA

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