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how to make title insurance claim


i want to make title insurance claim for building permit violation that seller did not tell me about. Is it OK to make claim myself or should I go to my real estate lawyer?

It's great to see someone asking this question before spending months going about a claim in ineffective ways! Technically speaking you can make the claim yourself, or hire a lawyer to make it for you. In our experience, making a title insurance claim yourself can be a frustrating and time consuming process, putting you and your legal expertise up against a large insurance company's legal department. Not only that, but you don't know if you're getting everything that you could or if the title insurance company is manipulating your lack of experience.

If you do choose to hire a lawyer to handle you claim, your best bet is to find one who specializes in and has experience with title insurance claims. Typically real estate lawyers do not. Their specialty is closing real estate deals.

The Protect Your Boundaries Team