What is Title Insurance? Title insurance first surfaced in American History back in the late 1800s. It was created to insure the purchaser's of real estate and mortgages against loss from defective titles, liens, and encumbrances.
Protecting a buyer from loss is accomplished by the issuance of a title insurance policy, which states that if the status of the title to a parcel of real property is other than as represented, and if the insured suffers a loss as a result of title defect, the insurer will reimburse the insured for that loss and any related legal expenses, up to the face amount of the policy.
Title insurance is very different from other forms of insurance. While the function of most other forms of insurance is risk assumption through the pooling of risks for losses out of unforeseen future events (such as death or accidents), the primary purpose of title insurance is to eliminate risks and prevent losses caused by defects in title arising out of events that have happened in the past. To accomplish this, title insurers perform an extensive search of the public records to determine whether there are any adverse claims to the subject real estate. Those claims are either eliminated prior to the issuance of a title policy or their existence is excepted from coverage.
Tallapoosa Title Research, LLC conducts Real Estate Title Searches in all of Tallapoosa County.