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Why Alta Land Title Surveys Are Important for Retail Development Properties

Prior to developing new retail properties, or upgrading and renovating existing ones, a financial lender will require an ALTA land survey to be completed on the property.  Failing to show an ALTA report can result in postponing the deal.

Stoner is a leading expert in preparing ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, having performed thousands of these types of surveys.  We can advise you on these confusing requirements and help you design a survey that will meet the lender’s requirements, without adding unnecessary and expensive requirements.

ALTA land surveys require a higher level of detail on the face of the survey than a normal boundary survey.  There are also additional features that can be added to an ALTA survey known as title A items; some of these will include building dimensions, setback information, varying degrees of utility location and even parking space inventory.

When it comes to upgrading a retail development or building a new one, perhaps the biggest problem is finding out the number of required parking spaces. Since they must follow the local zoning codes in this regard, it’s important to understand that they change regularly.  Additionally, if the plans call for adding on to the structure, it will need to ensure the approval of zoning and planning boards and the purpose of an ALTA land survey is to identify these requirements.

At Stoner, we have worked with legal professionals and know that you need accuracy and reliability in order to get funding on your project.  We know that you need your survey to be completed on time for the closing date.  We work hard to be part of your team and to answer any and all questions pertaining to the survey drawing, certifications, and title commitments.  For more information regarding the surveying services offered by Stoner call us at 954-585-0997.

About Stoner

Since 1988, Stoner has continually provided the highest level of quality service to each and every project.  Staying true to the company mission statement of Experience, Excellence, Service and Technology: These are the watchwords that we apply to each of our clients’ projects.  Today, the company services the greater South Florida area including Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Monroe Counties.  Allowing the team of professionals to deliver critical surveying services in a timely manner to both the private sector and the government.  For more information on Stoner, please call (954) 585-0997or visit



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