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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 Update

In December, 2013, the American Land Title Association (ALTA) adopted eight new endorsements:

• ALTA Endorsement 11.2-06 (Mortgage Modification with Additional Amount of Insurance)

• ALTA Endorsement 41-06 (Water – Buildings)

• ALTA Endorsement 41.1-06 (Water – Improvements)

• ALTA Endorsement 41.2-06 (Water – Described Improvements)

• ALTA Endorsement 41.3-06 (Water – Land Under Development)

• ALTA Endorsement 42-06 (Commercial Lender Group)

• ALTA Endorsement 43-06 (Anti-Taint)

• ALTA Endorsement 44-06 (Insured Mortgage Recording)

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

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