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Colorado Lawyer Protects Clients’ Titles to Real Property

Real estate attorney offers due diligence advice and counsel to clients in the Denver area

If you are a residential or commercial real estate owner, you want to ensure your property is protected against claims against it. Likewise, if you are buying a home or business property, you want to make sure that the property's title is clear and unencumbered by liens or defects so the transaction can proceed. In both cases, you can have that assurance through review of title exceptions, survey and of other relevant documentation.  At Fischer Law Office, I have the experience and skills to provide thoughtful examination of due diligence documentation, including surveys, title documents, engineering reports, municipal codes, all of which may affect your property rights. I represent buyers and sellers in the Denver area and throughout Colorado by  reviewing  the condition of real estate being sold and overcoming issues that may arise. I understand that quality due diligence protects your investment, and I draw on my experience to spot and address  risks.

Knowledgeable legal adviser handles title insurance and survey for clients

There are two basic types of title insurance policies — one for lenders and one for homeowners. Lenders' title insurance protects banks, mortgage companies and other lending institutions involved in loans for real estate transactions; it does not protect you if a claim is made against the title to your property. That's why it's essential that you have a thorough title search done before purchasing a home or business property so that you can purchase your own title insurance policy. Depending on the jurisdiction and the terms of your loan, you may need both types of coverage.

Skilled advocate explains your policy coverage

It pays for you to be knowledgeable about your policy by knowing what it covers and what it doesn't. A title search, which is required before an insurer will underwrite a title insurance policy, protects property owners by investigating whether these defects or claims exist:
  • Undisclosed heirs to the property
  • Unpaid taxes
  • Pending legal action
  • Errors, fraud or other problems with the deed
In the event that any of these conditions are not found before your property transaction is complete, you have protection through your title insurance policy. But policies may also have coverage exclusions, and it's important to read the fine print to know what they are. They may include:
  • Defects, liens or adverse claims known to the insured but unknown to the insurance company — which you must disclose in writing to your insurance company before the policy goes into effect
  • Any law restricting or relating to the use or occupancy of the property based on environmental protection regulations or laws
There are just some of the exclusions from coverage that your policy may have, and all homeowners should discuss these issues with their attorney before closing or refinancing. To find out how I can help protect you and your property from unnecessary risk and harm, contact me today.

Contact an experienced Colorado title insurance attorney

I assist clients throughout Colorado with legal matters involving title insurance. To schedule a consultation, call Fischer Law Office at 720-465-1145 or contact me online today. My office is located in Denver.