Why Title Insurance?
Although the Title Professional searches all records and indexes, this examination cannot protect the client from the hidden title defects such as:
• Forgery of Deed, Mortgage Release, etc.
• Deeds delivered without consent or after death of a grantor.
• Undisclosed heirs.
• Deeds from Mental Incompetents or minors.
• Errors in recording documents.
• Discovery of a will of an apparent intestate or a later will in a testate estate.
• Federal Gift or Estate Tax Liens.
• A false impersonation of true owner, spouse or lien holder.
• Documents executed pursuant to expired powers of attorney.
• Deeds from a corporate entity without authority.
• Misinterpretation of marital status.
• Lack of service or jurisdiction of parties in judicial proceedings.
• Legal descriptions apparently, but not actually adequate.
• Capacity and powers of foreign personal representative or trustees to act.
• Assessment passed, but not yet placed on tax duplicate.
• Errors in tax records.
• Rights of common law spouses.
• Deeds which are actually mortgages.
• Deed, Mortgages, or land contracts set aside by Bankruptcy proceedings.
• Defective notarization.
• Rights of military personnel.
• Prescriptive rights not of record.
• Lack of necessary parties in judicial proceedings.
• Financing statements in a name of a non-owner debtor.
• Erroneous reports of government officials.
• Deeds to and from non-existent or fictitious persons.
• Void conveyances in violation of public policy (gambling debt, and restraint of trade).
*Additional coverage may be available for Mechanics Liens and Survey Coverage.