Calling in your lawyer or notary
An examination of records to confirm ownership and a check for any claims on the property are part of the attorney review process.
Once you’ve obtained mortgage approval, your lawyer will help you through the next few steps.
Attorney review process
Who’s Involved: Your lawyer or notary
What Happens: Your lawyer or notary conducts a title search to confirm legal ownership and checks for claims against the property. Title insurance can protect buyers against fraud and title search errors. Your lawyer or notary will order a new survey if an acceptable survey isn’t on file. Your lawyer or notary also checks property taxes and prepares a statement identifying any costs that were prepaid by the seller.