A survey confirms crucial information about the location and existence of a property through boundary lines and a legal description. It will include information about physical improvements on the property, such as utility, parking, and building information, as well as details on access, property setbacks, encroachments, easements, or any other zoning violations that affect the property. Surveys will also indicate whether a property sits in a flood plain or other hazardous area. Common survey types include the following: as-built, boundary, and ALTA (American Land Title Association). An ALTA survey is the industry standard for most due diligence requirements.

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