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Commercial Products for Legal Professionals

Unsurpassed Commercial Title Insurance

Every day you deal with a variety of transactions that can be complex. We’d like to help simplify things for you.  For a one-time premium, our policies help close your transaction in a timely fashion by insuring over matters such as defects, encroachments or title problems that might otherwise stand in the way of completing a purchase or mortgage transaction.  We provide the following policies: 

 

Commercial Owner Policy to cover your purchaser client’s investment against losses from covered risks, including legal fees and expenses associated with defending the insured’s title. Coverage is valid for the entire time your client retains an ownership interest in the property.

Commercial Loan Policy to cover the lender’s interest, providing protection if they suffer a loss as a result of a covered risk. Policy coverage lasts for as long as the mortgage is registered.

 

With specialized teams ready to respond quickly and with solutions tailored to your needs and local market, we ensure you receive security in a responsive, cost effective and efficient manner.

 

Our Broad Portfolio

We provide title insurance for transactions that range from the simple to the most complex. Our broad portfolio of title insured commercial properties is among the strongest and most impressive in the industry and includes properties as varied as:

 

  • Retail developments
  • Office towers
  • Business centres
  • Hotels
  • Golf courses
  • Multi-site portfolio projects
  • Wind farms
  • Power plants
  • First Nations lands
  • Pipelines
  • Cross-border properties
  • Vacant parcels of land

 

Knowledgeable Support for All Your Transactions

 

Service & Underwriting Excellence

Our associates value their relationship with you and are ready to respond to your questions and assist with your requirements.  In addition to the support provided by our operations and business development teams, our underwriters are highly professional and experienced lawyers and law clerks who specialize in processing transactions that require custom underwriting and unique risk analysis. They have the experience to answer your questions, provide guidance and offer timely solutions.

 

Custom Endorsements

Endorsements on a title insurance policy are one of the primary elements that supplement coverage and enhance the value of a title insurance policy. We can provide coverage for matters ranging from access, zoning, survey matters and losses due to errors in government responses as well as many more transaction specific issues. Policy endorsements can be tailored to suit even the most complex situations and are offered with no additional premium or fee.

 

Registration Gap Coverage

Title insurance protects against loss from intervening registrations taking place between the closing date and the date the insured instrument is registered. Registration gap coverage is essential where acquisitions or financing take place in several provinces concurrently or where there are inherent delays in the provincial registration system.

 

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS)

REITS have unique title insurance requirements for which we offer a custom-designed policy for both purchase and mortgage transactions. Stewart Title has streamlined the policy issuing process to ensure a fast turnaround so that REIT transactions close on time. Whether it is a single or multi-site transaction, we provide registration gap coverage between the advance of funds and the registration of closing documents.

 

Cross-Border Transactions

It takes experience, responsiveness and dedication to title insure cross-border transactions. From selecting the appropriate coverage to tying in loan policies for multiple sites, we have the resources to understand the nature of your transaction and how best to protect it.

 

Search Services

In partnership with ESC Corporate Services Ltd., Stewart Title offers a competitively priced off-title Search Services solution to streamline due diligence efforts.  Through this service, legal professionals use a one-stop, online portal that pulls data from a national index and presents search results accurately, securely and in a timely manner.*

 

Our Claims Commitment

Your clients can count on us to resolve claims in a professional manner. Our experience, combined with a practical, results-oriented approach, ensures that we deal with each claim in a timely manner. Claims can be submitted online, by fax or by mail.  Read more about our claims experience and financial strength.

 

Insure With an Experienced, Reliable Leader

With over a century of experience in protecting property owners and lenders, Stewart Title is one of the largest, most respected title insurers in the world. In Canada, our history of partnering with and supporting legal professionals makes us the preferred underwriter for title insurance policies ordered by lawyers and notaries. You can count on us to safeguard your clients’ investments.

 

Contact us for additional information.

 

*Search Services is currently available in all Provinces excluding Quebec.

 

This website is intended to provide information that is of a general nature and is subject to modification. Coverage and requirements can vary depending on the location of the property involved. Please review your actual Stewart Title policy for full coverage details.

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