The New Definitions of Vapor Migration and Encroachment 

August 05, 2016

Many states have provided guidance in addressing vapor for several years. The most recent revision to the ASTM 1527-Phase I Standards pushed vapor migration and vapor encroachment consideration to the forefront during the due diligence process.

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2016 ALTA Survey Standards: Reporting and Noting Easements 

July 22, 2016

With the adoption of the 2016 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Surveys in late February, professional land surveyors have been given some added responsibilities in regards to reporting and noting easements.

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ASTM E2018 Standards for Property Condition Assessments 

January 15, 2016

As with other ASTM Standards, there is a timeframe in which the standards must be reviewed by a committee and updated as necessary. The recent changes to the PCA Standard, promulgated on November 5, 2015, were minor, affecting items such as rewording, new definitions and the re-organization of several subsections. 

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2016 ALTA/NSPS Survey Requirements & Standards 

January 04, 2016

The new Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Surveys have been adopted and took effect on February 23, 2016. One of the most significant changes is found within the revised definition of Optional Table A Item 11.

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New Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA Surveys 

November 25, 2015

On February 23, 2016, the ninth edition of the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Surveys will take effect. Some ask the significance of the February date as the last several versions of these requirements became effective on the same day. Read more to find out why February 23rd is a fitting date for surveyors.

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New ASTM Guide (ASTM E3026) for Visual Moisture Standard 

November 18, 2015

ASTM recently released a “Standard Guide for Readily Observable Moisture Affected Materials and Conditions Conducive to Elevated Moisture in Commercial Buildings: Visual Moisture Assessment Process ” (ASTM E3026).

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ALTA Survey Zoning Classification Options (Table A Item 6) 

September 18, 2015

When considering the inclusion of Optional Table A Item 6, there are two options, 6(a) OR 6(b). In order for the zoning information to be reported on the face of the survey, 6(a) or 6(b) must be requested.

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What is the Value of Timely and Accurate Property Information? 

September 09, 2015

It is often said that the smallest details usually create the biggest issues. This holds true in the field of commercial real estate due diligence reporting.

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