ALTA survey checklist (aka TABLE A) Gross Land Area Defined!

by | Oct 31, 2023 | ALTA Survey, Boundary survey, Commercial, Common Ground, Land Surveying

This month we continue with a commercial real estate blog series that covers each item in an ALTA survey checklist, otherwise known as TABLE A. We will look at the benefits of each point in detail. An ALTA survey is typically utilized for commercial and industrial properties only. The requirements to perform an ALTA allow for several additional features to be added to the typical boundary survey.

  • (4) Gross land area (and other areas if specified by the client).

The gross land area is the calculation obtained to determine the acreage or square footage of the lot. The results on the area can be determined by either calculating be deeded area or by calculating the area based on the location of the survey monuments. The total square footage of the buildings and improvements on the lot can also be listed. This can assist a property owner when they are working with planning and zoning and have to meet certain requirements pertaining to the usage of the land.

Hiring a professional land surveyor to perform an ALTA can ensure that the survey is done correctly. We have performed over a thousand ALTA surveys in our 20 years in business, and we utilize the latest in technology to ensure you receive a detailed and accurate survey. Contact us today for more information or to receive a free quote.


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