By definition an encroachment is an intrusion on a person’s territory, rights, etc. In real estate we typically see the term encroachment used to describe items that are on the wrong property.
There are 4 key elements that are required to be shown on a plat or map of an ALTA/NSPS land title survey drawing. This information can then be used by the client, lender, or title company to better understand the property and its improvements.
Buying a brand-new home can be a very exciting time! When we think of the word “new” we think of words like perfect, without error, unblemished, etc. These types of words have absolutely nothing to do with whether you need a survey or you don’t. There are a few factors that can contribute to answering this question.
ALTA surveys are typically performed in conjunction with the purchase of commercial property. The survey itself is used by the buyer, the title company, and lender to obtain information about the property in question. There are minimum standards associated with an...
A legal description is a geographical description of real estate that identifies its precise location and boundaries for the purpose of a legal transaction, such as a transfer of ownership. A legal description is kept with the deed and filed with the county recorder...
Simple, in order for a professional land surveyor to know which property to survey, research must be performed. There are three main components to a land survey. Learn more here!
Purchasing a home is one of the largest and most important decisions that you were going to make during your lifetime. One of the optional things you have to consider is whether or not you want a survey performed on the property. Don’t underestimate the importance of this step!
You would think that with all the decades of experience homebuilders have, and with all the technology that we have at our fingertips that we would be able to know just how big of a house can fit on a lot without “going over”. Apparently, that’s not always the case.
An Elevation Certificate (EC) doesn’t have an expiration date per say, but there are some factors that do play a role in determining if an EC is still “good”.
Can you image how you would feel if you bought a vacant piece of land when you thought you were buying a piece of land with a house on it? I can only imagine the headache this has become for the current owner and neighbor, as well as their lenders.