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Endorsement Guide

Title insurance is issued utilizing standardized forms of policies and endorsements. The most commonly used forms for commercial properties are those promulgated by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) which is a nationwide title insurance industry group.

The Endorsement Guide is intended to serve as an introduction to the most commonly requested title insurance endorsements in today’s market. It contains the text of each endorsement as used in the industry, and is followed by a brief explanation and commentary.

For additional information on endorsements and policy forms, please visit our Underwriting Library.



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Endorsement Updates

American Land Title Association (ALTA) adopted the following new endorsement:

• ALTA Endorsement 46-06 -- (Option)

The following endorsements were also withdrawn:

• ALTA Endorsement 2-06 -- (Truth in Lending)

• ALTA Endorsement 9.4-06 (Restrictions, Encroachments, Minerals - Owner's Policy - Unimproved Land)

• ALTA Endorsement 9.5-06 -- (Restrictions, Encroachments, Minerals - Owner's Policy - Improved Land)

• ALTA Endorsement 21 (Creditors' Rights)

For a printed copy of the new Endorsement Guide, please reach out to your local sales representative or Order here.

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