Meridian Surveying is an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveyor. If your project calls for a licensed land surveyor to assist as an ALTA/NSPS Surveyor, please call us (800) 515-6674 8:00am-5:00pm PST Monday-Friday or fill out the form below and we will be in touch promptly.
Meridian has been providing ALTA surveys since 1982. Our clients include Attorneys, private & commercial entities, brokers, lenders and investors including Bank of America, Chevron, Professional Financial Investors. We prepare the ALTA survey in a clear, easy to understand format with both digital and hard copy deliverables. Your ALTA will be delivered on time and on budget.
How much does an ALTA ACSM Land Title Survey cost and how long does an ALTA survey take?
Preparing an ALTA survey is a collaborative effort requiring close cooperation between the Title Company, Lender, Surveyor and Client. ALTA cost and timeline depend on the Legal description, easements, size, “Table A”, Lender Requirements and Certification language. In some cases a Record of Survey may be required under B&P 8762.
Your ALTA scope and cost is driven by the attached “Table A” checklist. That checklist has basic Items checked off. “Table A”’ items are optional & negotiable for each project but as a rule of thumb those checked items are the basic elements for a purchase or refinance. Note that each additional item you check on “Table A” adds time and cost. Scope is very different for a refinance ALTA vs new construction ALTA and we work with you and your team to help develop an appropriate scope.
Supplemental lenders requirements (if any) must be disclosed during scope negotiations as they can directly affect “Table A”, certification language, time and cost. Sample of supplemental lenders requirements is attached.
The current approved standard lender certification can be modified by agreement but in some cases the lender may also have a custom certificate which you must provide to the surveyor during negotiations as it may also alter “Table A” scope.
To make sure the process goes smoothly we have a sample client requirements checklist.
Why choose Meridian: Internet based Brokers, (in most cases operating illegally from out of state), may find you a cheap uninsured ALTA surveyor working out of his house when what you need for your due diligence is a fully insured Professional Land Surveyor with local knowledge and extensive experience.
Professional ALTA/NSPS land surveyor, serving customers since 1989.
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Meridian Surveying Engineering, Inc., is an ALTA/NSPS Land Surveyor that provides professional land title surveys, survey planning and related design engineering support services to Municipalities, Contractors, Developers, A/E firms, Utilities, and Landowners. Founded in 1989, Meridian has strategically located offices on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, Central San Rafael, Alameda and Santa Rosa CA to strategically serve your survey requirements. Key project managers have extensive experience in accomplishing a variety of Land Surveying, Hydrographic, GIS, GPS, HD 3D Laser Scanning & Civil Engineering support tasks.
Meridian has large and small scale project management experience with clients such as UPS, Apple, Parsons, Kimberly Horn, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Swinerton, Kennedy Jenks, TetraTech, DOW, DuPont, Best Buy, State Farm, CalTrans, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Obyan Beach Resort (on the island of Saipan) and Montezuma Wetlands. Meridian has extensive experience working for municipalities and Government agencies including The City & County of San Francisco, SMUD, PG&E, Brisbane, City of San Rafael, City of Larkspur, City of Redwood City, Pacifica, American Canyon, Mill Valley, Lodi, Sunnyvale, Santa Cruz, Petaluma, Tiburon and Berkeley to name a few.
The primary benefit clients receive when they hire Meridian is quality work. Meridian has incorporated the latest automation technologies (AutoCAD, robotic total stations, RTK GPS, Hydrographic Surveying, HD 3D Scanning, data collectors, etc.) thus we deliver the highest levels of accuracy, speed, and flexibility possible. Because of our dedication to continuous improvement, we ask questions, we communicate our approach, and, when it helps us reach clients’ goals, we create and/or adopt new procedures.
ALTA/NSPS TESTIMONIAL #1
I would like to express my sincerest appreciation for all of your help and that of your associates in completing the fifteen ALTA surveys required by our lender at an incredible thirteen days. Every aspect of your services from your professionalism, communication, attention to detail and organizational skills were above and beyond my expectations. We would not have been successful in our efforts without you. I highly recommend you and your company and look forward to working with you again in the future.
Very truly yours,
ALTA/NSPS TESTIMONIAL #2
To Whom It May Concern,
MSE INC performed an ALTA survey on a property owned by our firm, Triple Net Properties, LLC. The site was a retail center in Sonoma, California, Meridian was professional in all aspects of their work, including:
• Preparation of satisfactory written agreement
• Answering our questions in a timely manner
• Delivery of the final report on time and for the stated fee
“Triple Net Properties LLC would recommend Meridian for future projects.
Are there different types of ALTA surveys? Yes, ALTA surveys have different scopes and are described as:
Why do I need an ALTA survey?
Short answer: Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence; we are your boots on the ground; your Professional Land Surveyor is hired to confirm area, encroachments, easements, potential prescriptive easements, flood zone and other visible or known title issues that might affect your purchasing decision or price.
An ALTA may appear as just one more annoying purchase checklist item to you but it is very important.
You should allot sufficient time and resources to define a clear scope and then commission an experienced Professional Land Surveyor familiar with the area.
Please remember to attach your Title report, (EPre version if available), all pages, timeline, custom lender’s requirements or certification statement.
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