What Does Title Insurance  
   Protect You From?  


There are few things in life more important than protecting your home.

We've listed the following matters are examples of why you need title insurance.


  What Does Title
 Insurance Protect You From?  


There are few things in life more important than protecting your home.

We've listed the following matters are examples of why you need title insurance.



Remember that the best title examination or search cannot protect your equity and home from matters not appearing in the public records. However, title insurance can protect you from these:


• Documents executed under false, revoked or expired powers of attorney
• False impersonation of the true land owner
• Undisclosed heirs
• Improperly recorded legal documents
• Prescriptive rights in another not appearing of record and not disclosed by survey
• Failure to include necessary parties to certain judicial proceedings
• Defective acknowledgements due to improper or expired notarization
• Corporate franchise taxes as liens on corporate real estate assets
• Gaps in the chain of title
• Mistakes and omissions resulting in improper abstracting
• Improper modification of documents
• Rights of divorced parties
• Conveyances in violation of public policy
• Misinterpretation of wills and ancillary instruments
• Deeds by persons falsely representing their marital status
• Claims by creditors of decedent against property improperly conveyed by heirs and devisees
• Issues concerning unlawful takings by eminent domain or condemnation
• Special tax assessments
• Real estate homestead exceptions
• Forfeitures of real property due to criminal acts
• Forged deeds, mortgages, wills, releases of mortgages and other instruments
• Deeds by minors
• Deeds which appear absolute, but which are held to be equitable mortgages
• Conveyances by an heir, devisee or survivor of a joint estate who attempts to attain title by ill-gotten means
• Inadequate legal descriptions
• Conveyances by undisclosed divorced spouses
• Duress in execution of wills, deeds and instruments conveying or establishing title
• Issues involving delivery of conveyancing instruments
• Deeds and wills by persons lacking legal capacity

As you can see, there are lot of good reasons for Title Insurance, even with the due diligence of a thorough Title Examination.

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