What is Title Insurance?
Title insurance is one form of insurance that is used in regards to the titles of property. There are two forms when it comes to real property and these include the owner’s policy and the lender’s policy. When a home or property is transferred over the years from being sold and bought by different owners, sometimes mistakes can occur or items can slip through the cracks. An error made at some other point in the history of the property can come back to harm the current owner. They may have been unaware of the fault and though they had taken all necessary precaution can still face a financially harmful situation.
Title insurance doesn’t necessarily always need to be bought, but then again do you only buy insurance because it’s required? Insurance provides a form of coverage and protection in the event of the unforeseen or worst case scenario. Title insurance can guard against liens, encumbrances, title defect and other factors. For those that are purchasing property title insurance can be beneficial to help the process go as smooth as possible. Coverage will begin on the effective date and will also include defects that occurred before an owner gained the property. It can be obtained by an owner and some lenders will require it as a stipulation for a loan.
Unfortunately as with many forms of insurance, the provider can often be less than willing to offer financial compensation when a valid title defect occurs. Insurance providers can attempt to avoid paying all together or may only offer less than what is deserved. This is a common problem that for some individuals will require further legal steps to be taken. To learn more about title insurance litigation and for qualified representation when dealing with an incompliant provider, contact the Law Offices of Bonnie Stokes Soria, PC for a free consultation.