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Burk Cornelius, PLS

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Affects or Does Not Affect | That Is The Question (ALTA Surveys)

Posted by Burk Cornelius, PLS on 5/31/18 10:28 AM

Ever since the 2016 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements were released, there has been much conversation in the surveying community about the role of the Professional Surveyor in addressing title exception documents on an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey.

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Topics: ALTA Survey, 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards, Servitude, Easement, Professional Surveyor, PLS, 2016 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements

ALTA Surveys | Utilities

Posted by Burk Cornelius, PLS on 7/20/16 11:00 AM

Since the adoption of the 2016 ALTA/NSPS Minimum Standard Detail Requirements, one of the most confusing changes is Optional Table A Item 11. I will try to clarify some of the more common misconceptions on this issue. Most clients want / need some aspect of utilities to be shown on a survey.

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Topics: ALTA Survey, ALTA Surveys Utilities, ALTA Optional Table A Item 11, 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards, ALTA Table A

ALTA Surveys: Wetlands

Posted by Burk Cornelius, PLS on 7/12/16 7:30 AM

The 2011 ALTA/ACSM Minimum Standard Detail Requirements wetlands are
addressed in Table A Item 19. It read as follows:

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Topics: Smith-Roberts National, ALTA Survey, 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards

ALTA Surveys: Appurtenant Easements

Posted by Burk Cornelius, PLS on 6/28/16 12:58 PM

Some of the changes to the 2016 ALTA/NSPS Minimum Standard Detail Requirements served as clarification to the previous (2011) Standards. Some unfortunately, caused more questions. Although, that might just be attributed to things changing after we had been used to it being a certain way for years.

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Topics: Appurtenant Easements, ALTA Survey, 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards

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