Checklist of Title Search

Things that a title search should cover:

■ Goes through title records for all matters and areas as it affects title

■ Reviews the public title records such as listed ownership, encumbrances, liens, and other similar factors

■ Searches written documents, deeds and mortgages, tax, marriage, and probate records, and any other document that may affect the title of a property

■ Checks such records that are maintained by recorders of deeds, city/county clerks or clerks of court

■ Gives the assurance that the seller is the legal owner of the property

■ Identifies if there are any problems with the title

■ Provides a warning to buyers and lenders as to any title flaws that must be handled and corrected before the property can be sold or refinanced

The information contained on this website is not intended to provide legal advice but is simply informational, and the reader is advised to consult with legal counsel. Every effort has been made to provide the accuracy and reliability of the information provided on this website. However, the information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind.

If you have any questions about this information or title insurance, please contact Ralph Aponte: 732.914.1400.

Counsellors Title Agency, www.counsellorstitle.net, founded in 1996, is one of New Jersey’s most respected title agencies, serving all 21 New Jersey counties with title insurance, clearing title, escrow, tidelands searches, and closing and settlement services for commercial or industrial properties, waterfront properties and marinas, condominiums, townhouses or residential single family homes. Counsellors Title also features its own Attorney Settlement Assistance Program™ [ASAP], which is an individual resource customized to fit the needs specifically of real estate attorneys, including, Documentation, Preparation, Disbursement of Funds, Attendance at Closing, HUD Preparation or Post-Closing Matters.

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