There can be any number of reasons that you need a comprehensive overview of your land. You could be buying or selling commercial property and want to know exactly what the property features. You could even be getting an insurance policy on your land and need to show the insurer the risks and improvements on the property.
Whatever the reason, you shouldn’t settle for a quick boundary survey that doesn’t show you everything you need to know. An ALTA/NSPS land title surveyor in Binghamton will be able to get every detail.
Learn more about ALTA surveys and, when you’re ready to get a quote for your evaluation, talk to a professional at Scalice Land Surveying. Our family-run business can send an experienced, reliable surveyor to your property.
ALTA Surveys vs. Boundary Surveys
When someone requests that you get an ALTA survey rather than a boundary survey, they are technically asking for the same thing. That’s because ALTA surveys are boundary surveys, but they’re also much more.
Boundary surveys cover the borders of a piece of land, including any possible encroachments and disputes with neighboring property. ALTA surveys also cover that, but they take many more details into account. New York ALTA/NSPS surveys include:
- Legal access routes like public roads and highways
- Optional features like flood zones, monuments, and other additional details
- Historical research and official paperwork
Because ALTA surveys cover so much more than other boundary surveys, they are also usually harder to perform and take more time to complete. That’s the other difference between ALTA surveys and their less comprehensive counterparts: survey crews put more work into them, and because of that, they can be pricier.
If you’re not sure what kind of survey you need, you can always talk to a professional from Scalice Land Surveying. A member of our team can talk to you about your situation and what options you have for your property.
What Is the Purpose of an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey?
The fact that ALTA surveys take more time and effort than boundary surveys may raise the question: why get one in the first place? Why not settle for something simpler? The truth is that, for many situations like a commercial property sale or a new insurance policy, just a boundary survey will not be enough.
ALTA/NSPS surveys are meant to provide uniform, detailed information for lenders, buyers, and insurers to know exactly what they’re getting into. ALTA land title surveys are based on rigorous standards set by the American Land Title Administration (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS).
Those two organizations have established the ALTA/NSPS survey because property owners should know that they are getting the same survey, whether they hire a company in New York, California, or anywhere in-between. By following strict guidelines, your ALTA surveyor in Binghamton will be able to give you reliable and detailed information.
Who Pays for an ALTA Survey in Binghamton?
While the owner of the property is usually the one that orders an ALTA survey, they aren’t always the one that pays for it. That’s because, often, other parties are the ones that want the information in the survey, whether it’s a buyer or an insurer. It’s common practice for the party requesting the survey to pay for it.
If you are the owner of a property and you’ve had someone request an ALTA survey, ask them about their plan to pay for the survey. If you’re requesting an ALTA survey from someone else, either one of you can get a free quote from a professional surveyor in Binghamton.
How Much an ALTA/NSPS Survey Could Cost You
Every piece of land is different and every property requires something different for an ALTA/NSPS land title survey. Because of that, there is no fixed price for your survey. Instead, the cost of your evaluation will depend on a variety of factors, including:
- How large your property is
- Whether your boundaries fall on any creeks, lakes, or other bodies of water
- How many features of your property you want to be surveyed–you can choose this when you fill out ALTA survey Table A
- How long it takes to complete the survey
On average, ALTA surveys can cost between $2,000 and $3,000. That’s just an average, though; your survey could cost more or less depending on the details of your property.
Thankfully, you don’t have to guess yourself. You can get a free estimate from a Binghamton ALTA/NSPS surveyor today by getting in touch with one of our professionals. A surveyor from Scalice Land Surveying can talk to you and give an accurate quote.
How to Order a Binghamton ALTA Survey
The best way to order an ALTA land title in Binghamton is to contact a reliable surveyor who is certified in the state of New York. To be able to legally survey a property, your technician will have to be approved by a board of engineers, land surveyors, and geologists and issued a license by the state.
You’ll want to make sure that your surveying company has experience with ALTA standards and knows how to serve property owners in New York. Thankfully, all of our technicians are seasoned experts who can conform to every point in the ALTA/NSPS rulebook. To order your survey, you can contact us on our website or call us to talk to a member of our team.
Get a Free Estimate for Your Binghamton ALTA Survey
You should have a team of surveyors on call that can reliably and efficiently get the job done. We can be there for you when you need an evaluation of your property. Binghamton ALTA/NSPS surveyors Scalice Land Surveying know what it takes to get an in-depth look at your land.
Call us or talk to us online to get your FREE quote. Someone from our company can talk to you about our services and how much they may cost you.