Survey Nightmares: Common Ground Myth

Survey Nightmares: Common Ground Myth

The words “common ground” always throws up a red flag to me. While common ground provides more “space” between you and your neighbors, it doesn’t mean that the land is for your private use and benefit. Common ground is typically deeded to subdivision associations and...
What Is A Lot Consolidation Plat?

What Is A Lot Consolidation Plat?

A lot consolidation is requested by someone who wants to take multiple existing lots and combine them to create fewer “new” lots creating “consolidating” the lots. What type of property can be consolidated? A residential, commercial or industrial property may be...

Lot Split Plat

A lot split is requested by someone who wants to take an existing lot or lots and create two or more “new” lots, hence “splitting” the lot. What type of property can be split? A residential, commercial or industrial property may be split. This includes property that...

ALTA Surveys – Surveys on Steroids (Part II)

An ALTA Survey is basically a boundary survey on steroids.  The minimum requirements for boundary surveys in the state of Missouri either meet or exceed the American Land Title Associations (ALTA) national requirements for surveys.  However, ALTAs can be much more in...