In the news ... Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Area

 

Pennsylvania

Three Glenhardie Corporate Center

1265 Drummers Lane, Suite 220

Wayne, PA  19087

(610) 687-8020

(800) 842-2080

(610) 687-6056 - fax

 

Calder Square

P.O. Box 10326

State College, PA  16805-0326

(814) 238-3600

(814) 238-3604 - fax

 

125 Technology Drive, Suite 101

Canonsburg, PA  15317

(866) 364-2777

(724) 746-5434 - fax

 

Delaware

32 The Green

Dover, DE  19901

(302) 734-3570

(800) 722-0784

(302) 734-3254 - fax

 

The 800 King Street Building

800 King Street, Suite 304

Wilmington, DE  19801

(302) 661-1997

(302) 661-1996 - fax

 

Maryland

Columbia Corporate Park

8850 Stanford Blvd., Suite 2900

Columbia, MD  21045

(410) 953-6763

(800) 664-8306

(410) 953-6761 - fax

 

Virginia

9303 Center Street, Suite 101

Manassas, VA  20110-5547

(703) 365-2300

(800) 232-6817

(703) 365-2400 - fax

 

1503 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 233

Richmond, VA  23229

(804) 288-4090

(888) 859-922

(804) 288-4092 - fax

 

6802 Paragon Place

Suite 410

Richmond, VA  23230

(804) 441-6112

(804) 441-6050 - fax


City of Philadelphia Nuisance Liens


Agents insuring transactions in Philadelphia need to be aware that the City has contracted with a company to collect on unpaid nuisance liens. As a result, the company is issuing letters attempting to collect for service performed for which nuisance liens were not properly filed.  These letters often indicate a violation date that predates policies issued by your agency, even though a search was done prior to closing disclosing no outstanding liens.

Searchers are required to check both the old nuisance lien system and the new nuisance lien system.  These systems can only be accessed in City Hall and are not available online.  If liens are discovered, require your searcher to send you a print out of the applicable lien(s).  However, if no liens are found, the searcher will have to indicate on the abstract that both systems were searched and no liens were found; he/she is unable to print anything from either system indicating that.

If your searcher is unable to perform searches on both lien systems, you must include the following requirement on the Schedule B Section I of the commitment:

Possible outstanding City of Philadelphia Municipal Charges to be removed upon submission and completion of a "Bill Certification and Payoff Request Form" by the City of Philadelphia.

 Click here to obtain a copy of the above referenced form.

Should you have any questions, please contact our underwriting counsel: Paula Mack, Steve Gratman, Sue Swick, or Dwight Edwards.


 

Please contact Sue Morgan at Old Republic Title with any questions
or give us a call at 610-687-8020 or 800-842-2080. 

 

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Old Republic Title Update is published by the Mid-Atlantic Area Office of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company in an effort to provide information relative to our industry on a timely basis. None of the materials included in this publication should be deemed legal or underwriting advice or should be acted upon without prior consultation with your underwriter or counsel.