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...

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...

What is an Easement

As defined by Black’s Law Dictionary an easement is an interest in land owned by another person, consisting in the right to use or control the land, or an area above or below it, for a specific limited purpose (such as to cross it for access to a public road).  May...