What You Should Know About Document Recording

Our Value Added Services Extend Beyond Closing

Our solutions touch on all areas of real estate. And, our professionals do too. Legal document recording, national search projects, foreclosure proceedings, REOs and short sales are a few of the ancillary services we provide to add value to the traditional title insurance product line for the customers we serve. We are equipped to assist with all post-closing services through the life of the loan and residency.

When you purchase real property, rely on Clean Title Company to handle the arduous task of document retrieval, accommodation recordings, search projects that expand beyond your local reach, and even foreclosure navigation. You’ll be served by the leading title company in the U.S., backed by more than 160 years of successful title operations.

Document Retrieval and Search Service

Need more detailed information on a particular property? Last deed of record search, name search, address search whatever it may be, let us handle it for you. Our team can obtain copies of previously recorded documents upon request, and deliver certified copies when desired. We can assist with a variety of requests ranging from mortgage or deed searches to name or parcel identification number searches. All of these options can be handled at the county level nationwide through our single point of contact philosophy.

Accommodation Recording Service

Whether you need one document recorded or one thousand, our nationwide network of local offices and web-based electronic recording options help make the process efficient and timely. We specialize in the recording of any and all legal documents, as well as document tracking and retrieval. Regardless of the municipality, our team will help get your document to the county, track it through the recording process, and return it to the correct location. We will also provide feedback with regard to rejected documents and will work side by side with the customer to best remedy the situation and get the document(s) recorded.

Thanks to our national footprint and our increasing list of e-recording capabilities we can handle this challenging task while giving you one single point of contact with the comfort of knowing your job will be done quickly and efficiently.

Proceedings & Necessary Party Exams

When you need help securing a foreclosure on a property in a timely manner, see the experts at Clean Title Company. Our professionals will help you navigate the residential foreclosure process, and skillfully guide you through all five major steps in a foreclosure:

  1. Necessary parties examination for judicial proceeding (minutes of foreclosure)
  2. Complaint procedures
  3. After judgment
  4. Sale
  5. Issuance of Sheriff’s deed

When a bank forecloses on a residential property, the law requires that the bank to give notice to all parties – known or unknown owners/non-record claimants. We have the experience, national staff and technological resources to identify unknown parties and do an extremely detailed search to ensure the property forecloses on schedule and without any unknown owners that make later claims on the property.

Some of the tools used to eliminate non-record claimant interests include the issuance of:

  • Affidavit - after the notice of foreclosure is recorded, the plaintiff must file an affidavit with the court clerk stating the names and respective present or last known addresses of the non-record claimants or that the existence, names and present of last known address of the non-record claimants are unknown.
  • Publication Notice - at least 30 days prior to the entry of a judgment of foreclosure, non-record claimants must be provided with notice as set forth in the statute or local statute. Most often it takes the form of publication in a local newspaper.

Once the judgment is issued, we will issue a title commitment to ensure the foreclosure can move forward as planned – allowing the lender to eventually take title to the property and then sell it.

Rely On Clean Title Company To Represent You After Closing

Every owner, purchaser and beneficiary needs an insured title to protect their interests long-term. Teaming up with the right partners for post closing services is no less important to ensure your rights are represented properly throughout the entire real estate transaction and for every day of your residence.

Whether this is your first home or fiftieth real estate investment, ask your realtor or broker to protect you and your property with Clean Title Company.