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Attorney review of Title Company Closing Documents

by | Mar 4, 2024 | Blog |

Navigating the complex world of real estate transactions can be daunting for both buyers and sellers. A critical aspect of this process involves understanding Title Company closing documents, which play an important role in ensuring the smooth transfer of property ownership. The Weaver Law Firm is dedicated to clarifying these documents for you, with a special focus on the Title Commitment and its associated schedules. We aim to keep you thoroughly informed throughout the entire process.

A Title Commitment is a promise by a Title Company to insure your title. It offers protection against legal disputes over property ownership. If someone challenges your legal rights to the property, the Title Company is obligated to defend your title, subject to the exceptions listed in the Commitment.

Schedule A details the “Actual Facts” of the transaction, including the identities of the current property owner and the proposed insured, as well as a legal description of the property. It is vital to review this schedule for any discrepancies and consult a real estate lawyer if needed to ensure corrections are made promptly.

Schedule B is defined as “Buyer Notification” and lists items that might affect the property, such as deed restrictions, easements, and building lines. These exceptions to coverage are crucial as they remain with the property and could influence your use and enjoyment of it.

Schedule C, or “Clear to CLOSE,” highlights issues that must be resolved before the property title can be transferred. This includes resolving liens, bankruptcies, and other legal encumbrances. The Title Company works to address these issues, but there may be instances where legal intervention by a real estate attorney is necessary.

Schedule D focuses on “Disclosure,” providing information about the title insurance company’s ownership, the cost of the policy, and consumer protection notices. This transparency is essential for consumer protection and to ensure fair practices in the real estate transaction process.

Additionally, the Title Company may issue a T19.1 Endorsement on the Owner’s Title Policy after reviewing an adequate property survey. This endorsement provides extra protection for the buyer, and understanding its provisions is crucial for making an informed decision about your title insurance coverage.

Understanding the intricacies of Title Company closing documents is crucial, as real estate transactions represent significant investments. Our experienced real estate attorneys are dedicated to assisting you through this process, ensuring your rights are protected and your transactions proceed smoothly. For further information or to discuss your specific situation, we invite you to contact us at 713-572-4900.



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