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Buying Land? Benefits Of An ALTA Survey

If you are purchasing land, you are likely spending a lot of money. Because of this, you want everything to go perfectly. One thing you can do to help with this is to have an ALTA land survey done on the property. Below is information about what an ALTA survey is, as well as the benefits of having this survey done on your property. 

ALTA Survey

An ALTA survey is hiring a surveyor to check the boundaries on a property. In some cases, this type of survey is required but this does depend on where you live. 

An ALTA survey will prevent other people from using your property. An ALTA survey also proves that you own the property. It will also determine if there are issues with the land that you may not be aware of. For example, there may be encroachment problems, or the previous owner may still owe money on the land that you are not aware of. 

Benefits of an ALTA Survey

There are many benefits of obtaining an ALTA survey for your property. One main benefit is it will tell you if there are any fences, buildings, or any other types of improvements from neighboring land that encroaches onto your land without your knowledge. In a case like this, you could have the neighboring landowner take down what they have built on your property. 

This survey will also show you that you may have things on your land that encroach onto neighboring properties, such as a fence or building. Knowing this information before you purchase the land can be beneficial. 

The ALTA survey will also tell you if you have any type of building or fencing that is located on the property that encroaches easements, such as access roads or utility lines. 

The ALTA survey will also be beneficial as it can show you that there are easements that you may not be aware of. For example, there may be easements that are not disclosed in any public record. The surveyor that you hire can find out this information for you. This is important as you do not want to purchase land if there is an easement on the property. 

Contact an ALTA land surveyor in your area to come to your property. This surveyor can give you more information about how they do the survey on your property and other benefits this can offer you. 


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