December 14, 2018

Title Insurance

by Tibor Bogdan
December 14, 2018

Quite often, purchasers don’t know the importance of Title Insurance.

Here are some risks that Title insurance covers:

– Unpaid strata assessments
– Work orders and/or zoning setbacks that are non-compliance
– Liens, encumbrances, or defects in the title to a property
– Property Tax Arrears
– Defects that would have been revealed by an accurate, up-to-date survey
– Governmental Authority forcing you to remove or remedy your existing structures or any part of them, other than a boundary wall or fence, because any portion of your existing structures was built without obtaining a required building permit
– Another party claiming an interest in the property
– Impersonation, forgery, fraud, duress, incompetence, incapacity
– Title is unmarketable, which allows another person to refuse to perform a contract to purchase, to lease, or to make a mortgage loan

When a property is purchased, Title insurance can be purchased for a one-time fee. Depending on the premium you pay, it can protect you and your lender, or your lender only. A title insurance company issues the policy, and the policy remains in effect for as long as you own the property.

Note that a new policy may be required if you change mortgage lenders. To obtain a quote on Title Insurance in BC, call 1-866-570-2206 or visit for a list of locations in all of Canada.

This information is being provided to assist in the planning of a home purchase. It is not intended to be legal advice and the information set out may not be applicable in all cases. In some situations, a purchaser may be required to pay for other additional expenses such as a second mortgage, an assignment of rents, power of attorney, or independent legal advice.

Tibor Bogdan & Associates
*Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Showplace Realty
cell: 604-855-2521
TF: 1-877-858-2408

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