What We Do
We are a coordinator and/or provider of American Land Title Association (ALTA) Surveys across the continental United States for use in commercial real estate transactions. We effectively handle single-site and multi-site transactions, and facilitate the coordination of surveyors, title, ordering, process, product and delivery.
The ALTA Survey is a detailed map of the land showing all existing improvements of the property, utilities, and significant observations within the insured estate. The survey details the surveyor’s findings concerning the property boundaries and how it relates to title. It also delineates or makes note of all easements and exceptions cited within the title commitment for insurance of the secured party. The survey may also show zoning and flood zone restrictions or areas indicating potential future use of the property. The ALTA survey is a combination of a boundary survey, title survey, and a location survey.
Title Insurers have specific needs related to title insurance matters, and when asked to provide an insurance policy without any exception relating to survey matters, a set of regulations was developed between members of ALTA and surveyors. These regulations govern the content of all ALTA surveys and are denoted in the “2005 minimum standard detail requirements for ALTA/ACSM land title surveys” as adopted by American Land Title Association and National Society of Professional Surveyors. Continental Surveying will strictly abide to these detail requirements when providing service to clients.
Professional Personalized Service
It is our order of business to favor our clients with adept and experienced personnel, through our single point of contact. The company’s strength comes from its expert background in surveying and ALTA survey coordination through licensed professionals. Accomplished staff promotes good understanding with readily reliable answers for clients, and experience to resolve tough survey issues. Service is key to our client’s needs, and we will adapt our service to the client’s goals.
Survey Plat Inspections
Many commercial real estate transactions, which have a lender and a purchaser, are concerned about the existing conditions and the future use of the properties to which the purchaser is acquiring. The lender and purchaser require knowledge of any restriction, encumbrances, and benefits to which the property holds. The ALTA Survey provides a map of the existing improvements of the property and reports the concerns noted above. Our service will include inspection of the first draft of survey map to meet the standard and optional 2005 ALTA requirements of the project together with adherence to our format, and we will remit comments to surveyor for revision. We will also conduct inspection of revisions of survey map to meet Clients or other transaction parties as affirmed by Client, and remit comments to surveyor for revision as necessary. Our inspection process assures quality and conformity of survey with a significant reduction of confusion and questions later.
We will be happy to negotiate with the provider of the certification and our site surveyor the form of certification that is required for the site. There are a multitude of legal complexities with certifications for both the surveyor and transaction parties. We will work diligently and professionally to acquire satisfaction from all parties. Our experience provides us with opportunities and remedies to assure success with this sometimes-difficult task.