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.
Updated April 16, 2020
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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.
“Title insurance can protect buyers against fraud and title search errors.”
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