When you’re selling or getting an insurance policy for your property, you may need a detailed survey of your land. These aren’t always cheap, so you should be able to relax knowing that the surveyors working on your property are doing their job efficiently and getting as much information as they can.
Not many surveys are as detailed as the ALTA/NSPS land title survey. Our Utica surveyors are licensed in accordance with New York Education Law §7204 and can perform your survey without hassle. Learn more about ALTA surveys and get your free quote from one of our professionals today.
What Is an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey?
An ALTA/NSPS land title survey, based on standards set by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), is a comprehensive survey of a property. ALTA surveys take into account boundaries, utilities, risks, and other factors to provide an all-encompassing overview of a piece of land.
ALTA surveys are usually called for by buyers, sellers, or insurers who want to know exactly what is on a piece of property, often for insurance reasons. ALTA surveys prove that owning and insuring a piece of property is not a risk, and they do that by showing any boundary disputes and potential issues.
What’s important for you to know is that an ALTA survey will, better than any other common land survey, show the features of your property clearly and comprehensively. Our technicians are experienced in ALTA surveys, and our family business has been serving New Yorkers for years.
How Much a Utica ALTA Survey Could Cost
Often, our customer’s primary concern when getting an ALTA/NSPS survey in Utica is cost. There is no one number that we can give that will tell you how much you may have to pay for your land survey. It will depend on the features of your property and the difficulty of the job.
The truth is that, because of how in-depth they are, ALTA surveys cost more than normal boundary surveys. In general, costs could average between $2,000 and $3,000, but your cost can be much less or much more. Some factors that can affect the price of your ALTA survey include:
- How large your property is
- How difficult the terrain of your property is
- How long it will take to survey your property
- Whether your property’s boundaries are next to any vegetation or bodies of water
The good news is that we offer free quotes to people interested in hiring our surveyors. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us so we can let you know what your options are and how much you may have to pay.
Is an ALTA Survey a Boundary Survey?
Yes and no. ALTA surveys do cover the extent of your property and outline any issues with your boundaries as a normal boundary survey would. However, ALTA surveys are much more than boundary surveys. They also cover everything within the boundaries of your property.
For example, a boundary survey might tell you about a dispute or an issue with one of the boundaries of your land, but it won’t tell you about the use of the property, access points, and utilities. Those are important to know for any party that has to buy, sell, or insure the property.
We also perform boundary surveys. If you’re not sure what kind of survey you need, check with your insurer and call a New York boundary surveyor from Scalice Land Surveying.
Does an ALTA Policy Require a Survey?
Yes, if your policy specifies that it is an ALTA policy, it most likely requires a survey. Technically, surveys are not required for any policies by law, but the people who write and sign your policies will more likely than not make you get a comprehensive survey before they close on your deal.
That’s because, to make sure they know what they’re getting into, insurers want to know exactly what is on your property and what insurance risks could be posed. Insurance companies don’t like surprises, and they always want to know that you’ve disclosed everything to them that could be important.
Our surveying professionals can help you if you can’t figure out whether or not you need a survey. We have your best interests in mind–don’t hesitate to contact us about your land evaluation needs.
How Long Your ALTA Survey Is Good for in Utica
In general, there isn’t any statute of limitations on a land survey. Instead, you’ll most likely need to get a new one if you decide to sell the property or change your insurance policy. Basically, you can wait until someone asks you for a new survey.
Things change on your land all the time – new plants grow, terrain erodes, and boundaries are updated. If anything significant changes on your property, you may want to think about getting a new ALTA survey. Otherwise, you can wait until you need it for a policy or a sale.
A good way to make sure that you can wait as long as possible before needing a new survey is to get someone reliable and thorough to examine your property. That’s where we come in. Our professionals have years of experience and work with the latest technology, so you can rest assured that the job is getting done right.
Get a Free Quote for Your ALTA/NSPS Survey in Utica
When you’re getting an official survey, you want your surveyors to be reliable and experienced. Utica ALTA/NSPS land title surveyors Scalice Surveying can provide you with a team of professionals that show up on time, take every part of your property into account, and have your best interests at heart.
To get a FREE quote, call us or contact us online. We’re available to give you an estimate today.