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...

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...

How To Read An Elevation Certificate Part 2

An Elevation Certificate (EC) contains a wealth of information regarding a property and its risk of being flooded. The EC is performed by a Professional Land Surveyor or Engineer. This article further discusses the second half of the EC, please refer to the image...