TOPA Alert – 2017 Amendment

Mark your calendar and testify at the September 21, 2017 public hearing regarding Bill 22-0315, “TOPA Accessory Dwelling Unit Amendment Act of 2017.” Whether you testify or simply attend, this will be your opportunity to hear the pros and cons of modifying the TOPA statute to exempt owner-occupied, single-family homes with accessory units. Click here

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DC’s Curative Statute for Recorded but Defectively Notarized Documents

You know the sinking feeling when it happens. We’ve all been there! You are examining deeds in a chain of title and you see that a document that was recorded more than a decade ago has a defective notarization. You begin to dread as the question arises: Does this mean I have to go back

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Water/Sewer Account Info and Final Readings

All title professionals in DC should be familiar with water/sewer charges, which are administered by the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) (https://www.dcwater.com/). Unpaid water and sewer charges constitute a lien on real property, which means that you need to raise an appropriate exception in Schedule B of your title commitment/policy. The liens attach to

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