The American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) have been working for the better part of a year on the latest revisions to the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys.
New Standards for ALTA Land Title Surveys
While these standards have been revised seven times since they were first adopted in 1962, this most recent version is the first to be named under the NSPS (along with ALTA) , which absorbed the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), thereby changing the name to the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys.
The 2016 revision, which went into effect February 23, addresses a number of issues that have surfaced since the last time the requirements were reviewed in 2011, most notably a clarification of, and in some cases a change in, both client and surveyor responsibilities. The following article details the new Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys and how they may affect current procedures:
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