ATLA / NSPS Land Title Survey
An ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey is a detailed survey performed in conformance with standards set forth by the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. They are often required for real estate transactions involving high value properties. The standard specifies accuracy and what is to be included in the survey. The “Optional Table A Requirements” is a list of optional items the client may want to include in the survey. The client provides a title report which identifies matters of record which affect title to the property. These matters are listed as “Schedule B Exceptions” within the “Commitment for Title Insurance” issued by a title company. The surveyor will review the commitment and provide an opinion on the face of the survey as to how the exceptions and other matters affect the property. The surveyor will also certify that the survey was performed in conformance with the standard.