Hunter Legal & Conveyancing’s Guide to Title Insurance – get covered today!

deposit bond | title insurance | strata or community title

When purchasing a property we highly recommend that you take out a Title Insurance policy. Under this policy,purchasers are covered for actual loss caused by a broad range of risks such as:

  • Unapproved Building Work
  • Registration Gap
  • Fraud, Forgery and Identity theft
  • Boundary & Survey Issues
  • Planning and Title Defects
  • Outstanding rates, taxes, and levies
  • Unpaid Local Infrastructure or Local Improvement Levies

What does Title Insurance do?

Title Insurance provides protection to purchasers by guarding against loss incurred due to title and property-related defects that generally are pre-existing and unknown to the purchaser at the time of purchase. Title Insurance covers you for numerous things that may present themselves in a Conveyancing transaction. Even if you have a licenced Conveyancer and get a building inspection report done things can still be undisclosed. Having this cover not only gives you peace of mind, but it also helps you to avoid financial hardship in the event that something is uncovered after settlement.

How much does Title Insurance cost?

Title insurance is a once-off payment that is inexpensive considering it is covering the majority of people’s largest asset. The great news is that there is no end date to the policy so you will be protected for the life of the ownership.

title insurance

How do I purchase a Title Insurance policy?

Your licenced Conveyancer will do this for you -your only a phone call away from protecting your largest asset.

Does Title Insurance cover pest and building Inspections?

Title Insurance is specifically designed to cover ownership issues and title defects so it, unfortunately, does not cover pest and building inspections.

Stewart Title’s residential title insurance other important features include:

  • The coverage protects anyone who inherits your property. If you transfer your property to your spouse or child for nominal consideration they are also covered.
  • If the value of your property increases, the amount of insurance will also increase up to a maximum of 200% of the Policy Amount. This excludes cover for non-compliant/approved buildings or modifications. The amount of insurance decreases by any amounts (other than legal fees and associated costs) that we pay to cover a claim.

What types of policies are available?

There is a range of policies available including:

  • Residential Existing Owner Policy;
  • Residential Purchaser Policy;
  • Residential Strata Existing Owner Policy;
  • Residential Strata Purchaser Policy;
  • Commercial Existing Owner Policy;
  • Commercial Purchaser Policy.

Key Facts Sheets

For more information and to read through the Key Facts Sheets from the Title Insurance company we use called Stewart Title, please click on this link >>

We go above and beyond at Hunter Legal & Conveyancing to ensure our fixed fee service includes everything you need to buy and/or sell your property with ease. With over 30 years experience in Conveyancing and with HLC being a 7 day a week service, any questions you may have can be answered immediately. After hours also includes weekends, so if you want to secure your sale and/or purchase of your property quickly you can call our professional Conveyancing team to get your matter underway.

We look forward to assisting you to ensure your property matters are on time and hassle-free.

Important Disclaimer: The content of this article is general in nature and for reference purposes only. It does not constitute legal or financial advice and should not be relied upon as such. Legal advice about your specific circumstances should always be obtained before taking any action based on this publication.

Previous Post
Are you purchasing a property with easements or right of way? Know your property easement rights!
Next Post
Everything you need to know about the First Home Buyer Scheme Commencing in 2020!