Licensed Surveyors in Buffalo
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All of our surveyors listed on ALTA Land Survey take client satisfaction seriously. Our surveyors get acquainted with your requirements and goals for the job, and work to complete the project to meet your approval. If you have questions about the process or the work, we have the answers. Our company is ready to help you. We commit to listening to your questions, and we’ll resolve them when you call us. We will also help you develop the scope of work for what needs to be done on your specific project and then do our best to meet those survey expectations.
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What to Expect?
For a Buffalo, New York ALTA Survey you should expect to have the work done in a timely manner, based on the agreed upon schedule, and within the budget that was agreed upon in the contract. If problems arise during the survey, you will be informed and advised on how to proceed. In some cases, additional legal work is necessary to complete the survey. The surveyor should help you to have a good understanding of how your expectations will be met. If you are already familiar with ALTA Surveys, Step 1 is to complete the ALTA Survey Table A and call (800) 798-9540 to get started. When we get the Table A items, we will get a cost estimate back to you within 24 hours for the given scope of work. You will also have a scheduled time for the start and completion of the work.
Records of Survey & Corner Records
The Professional Land Surveyors Act requires a “Record of Survey” to be recorded each time a survey is completed in the State of New York which may show changes from a previous survey. This is true whether you’re using the ALTA survey standards of the State standards. The purpose of record is to continue the evidence to future owners and surveyors and to keep a consistent system of land divisions. Likewise, a Corner Record must be also filed if a new corner is established, or one which alters an existing corner of record.
This procedure may takes some time to complete, but can usually be done after the completion of the ALTA survey final drawing.
ALTA Land Title Survey
An ALTA Land Title Survey is completed based on the “Minimum Standard Detail Requirements and Accuracy Standards For ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys.” This ALTA survey standards document was developed and is revised on a regular basis by a combination of Title industry (the American Land Title Association) and Surveying industry (the National Society of Professional Surveyors) professionals. The latest version of this document is the 2021 revision.
ALTA Survey Costs
Since ALTA Surveys take more time and effort, these surveys typically cost more than a survey done according to a particular state standard. I should point out that if the state standard is more restrictive on a certain point, then the most restrictive standard rules.
I see ALTA surveys priced from 50% to 200% more than a comparable boundary survey. This depends on the items checked in “Table A – Optional Survey Responsibilities and Specifications.” This table adds additional or specific tasks to the surveyor’s scope of work. One item that is usually included with most all ALTA survey requests is Item #1, monuments placed.
New York Surveying standards include this and, in my opinion, all surveys should, but the ALTA survey leaves this optional unless the item is checked on Table A.
In regard to this, one of the things I appreciate is that the client is “supposed to” not only fill out this Table A but also to furnish title documents to the surveyor BEFORE he starts the survey. In practice we rarely get the title documents until we issue the first draft of the survey. At that time the documents are sent to us and we are asked to revise the survey and show them. While this is not the way its planned, at least we have the chance to review the documents before issuing the final version of the survey.
So, if you have a commercial parcel or a large multi-family residential complex, you should consider asking for the ALTA standards to be used.
You should also probably do this if you are considering the purchase or development of a parcel outside your state. Most of the banks will require this if you ask for a loan on this type property, but I recommend this even if the bank doesn’t require it.