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Title Insurance Survey

An American Land Title Association/National Society of Professional Surveyors (ALTA/ NSPS) Survey formerly known as an ALTA/ACSM survey (for the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping) is performed when private title insurance is obtained for a property. This work is sometimes completed in anticipation of a real estate transaction. To clear a title and register land with the Massachusetts Land Court, the survey must be performed in accordance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Land Court 2006 Manual of Instructions. Upon completion of the survey, the plaintiff submits the complaint, the plan, other required information, and a filing fee to the Land Court for review and judgment. The title is examined and citations are publicized. Based on comments, questions or other arguments, the case is reviewed or tried in the Land Court prior to Registration. Requirements of a Title Insurance Survey are detailed in 250 CMR 6.04. Land Court Survey must also meet requirements of the 2006 Manual of Instructions.


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