Neil Viner, Title Officer with Lawyers Title Company in Burbank, California, received an order for an owner’s title policy regarding the sale of a home for $470,000 from an independent escrow officer he works with regularly. He performed the title search and prepared the title report.
Neil’s search revealed a few uninsured deeds in the chain of title. As a result, he required an Affidavit of Uninsured Deed for each transfer. He sent the report to the escrow officer.
The escrow officer sent out the necessary documents and instructions to the sellers, who were a married couple. A few