TITLE CLAIMS

You'll never have to go through a title claim alone.

Our team of experienced professionals will help you along every step of the way. We will do all we can to help you ahead of closing to mitigate risk and keep claims rates to a minimum, yet we recognize the business is not entirely without risk and title claims sometimes do happen.

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Recent Blog Posts

  • Celebrating a New Chapter, Congratulations Gordon Hampton

    Alliant National Title Insurance Controller Gordon Hampton Retires.

    Thank you for being an amazing example through the years. Your dedication and hard work are really inspiring. You will be missed, but enjoy your retirement!

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  • PropLogix’s Title Industry Insights for 2019 Features Alliant National’s Jeff Stein

    Alliant National’s Regional Counsel Jeff Stein was a featured contributor in PropLogix’s Title Industry Insights for 2019.

    For the article, title insurance leaders share perspectives on topics that should be top of mind for settlement agents in 2019.

    The story explores strategies and practices for title agents, including wire fraud prevention, marketing, e-closings and blockchain.

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  • Staff Photo Contest: A Celebration of Irish Proportions

    Did you know St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more places throughout the globe than any other national festival? Show us how you celebrate!

    Submit a photo of yourself enjoying a St. Patrick’s Day celebration to marketing@alliantnational.com for a chance to win a prize.

    Photos will be uploaded to a photo album on the Alliant National Facebook page as we receive them, and fans of the page will have a chance to vote for their favorite photo. You can invite your Facebook friends to vote for your favorite entry also.

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  • Tips for Avoiding or Reducing Title Insurance Claims
    By Martin R. Ufford Member
    Hinkle Law Firm,LLC
    Wichita, KS

    I’ve had the privilege of representing title insurance companies and their insureds for the past ten years.

    Each claim represents a unique challenge. With the benefit of hindsight, I have reached some conclusions that may assist agents and local counsel in avoiding claims.

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  • Obtaining Payoff Statements Directly from the Lender

    Looking to avoid title claims related to unpaid mortgages and deeds of trust? We offer 4 tips

    Our Claims Team has received various claims related to unpaid mortgages and deeds of trust. Here are two scenarios we have seen arise in the context of a claim:

    Scenario One

    The agent receives a payoff statement from the seller. The seller sends an email requesting the payoff from the lender and copies the agent on the email.

    The agent relies on the email and the payoff statement to wire funds to the lender.

    Later, it is discovered that the email address for the lender is fake, and the bank account receiving the payment was held by the seller, not the lender.

    Scenario Two

    The agent reaches out to the lender for a payoff statement. However, the closing date is approaching, and the lender has not responded.

    The seller provides the agent with a printout showing a zero-balance owed on the account. The agent contacts the lender once again for a payoff statement.

    The lender confirms over the phone that a zero balance is owed. The agent closes the transaction based on these representations.

    Later, it is determined the original lender confirmed a zero-balance due because the loan had been sold to another lender.

    An assignment of the mortgage had been recorded, and the current holder of the notes filed to foreclose.

    Here are 4 tips to help you avoid these types of claims:

    1. Always obtain a payoff statement directly from the lender. Do not rely on payoff statements provided by other parties. Your request for a payoff should include a letter of authorization from the borrower, the loan number, the property address, the borrower’s name and your fax number or email address.
    2. Only rely on a payoff statement sent by the current holder of the note. Check the MERS system, (if the mortgage is a MERS loan), and the public records for the last assignee.
    3. Be mindful of working with hard money lenders – hard money lenders may assign their interests off the record. (See Bulletin 2017-02 and Claims Title Tip dated September 18, 2017 discussing hard money lenders .)
    4. Obtain separate payoff statements directly from each lender with an interest in the property being sold or refinanced. Do not rely on representations from the borrower or other institutions regarding the balance of a loan.

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