Reasons to go for Title Endorsement

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Title endorsement is an addendum to a title insurance policy that modifies the terms and conditions stated in the policy to meet the specific circumstances relating to the particular real estate transaction and the named insured. The policies of endorsements, and whether they are negotiable, differ from state to state. However, title endorsements generally change the listed exceptions, conditions of the insurance policy so that the insured party receives maximum coverage than the insured would otherwise receive under the terms of an non endorsed policy.


Major Characteristics:
  • Title insurance endorsements are also used to correct a previously issued title insurance policy.
  • Since these endorsements create a greater liability for the title insurance underwriter, they require an additional charge to be collected in excess of the usual title insurance premium.
  • These are different from an affirmative coverage, that provides added insurance for specific exceptions listed in the insurance policy of the title.
  • The cost of endorsements varies from state to state but will be the same from any lender. This means you don’t have the need to shop around for these. 
Types Of Common Title Endorsements:

Insurance Endorsements can cover a wide variety of issues, many of which will pertain to your state or region. However, some of the common endorsements for owners of residential properties include:

1. Indirect Access And Entry
This ascertains the owner will have access to the property from a public street. This endorsement is essential when the property is not close to a public street or depends on an easement over someone else property for seeking access to the road.

2. Encroachments
These have to do with how your structures are situated on your property. For example, if your car garage was built too near to the property line, and the eaves hang into the neighbor’s home, the title company will endorse encroachment and provide insurance coverage for losses in case a future neighbor asks you move this structure.

3. Covenants, Conditions And Restrictions
This endorsement provides coverage for owner losses from violations of restrictive covenants. Let us say that any local zoning regulations allow you to build a second accessory unit on your property. Yet, when the property was subdivided, the subdivision plot included a restraint that specifies only one structure can be built.In that case, the owner wouldn’t be able to figure out that second unit, unless a CCR endorsement is acquired.

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