What is a title examination?

What is a title examination and why is it important? An attorney may perform the search of the public records and examine the records themself and then issue the title opinion to the client. More often than not, the attorney does not search the public records but employs a professional abstractor, who prepares an abstract of title. An abstract of title is a concise summary of the documents and instruments of record which affect the title to a specific piece of land. An abstract should disclose the full effect of every instrument which constitutes part of the owner’s title and should… read more →