DCLTA News

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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Industry News

HTTPS vs. HTTP

Many companies still use what’s commonly known as HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) to communicate between different systems and allow for the transfer of data from a web server to a browser, allowing users to view web pages. Prior to 2014, only companies with e-commerce pages bothered using HTTPS, which stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure.

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Business Continuity: Have a Plan

Earlier this year, while Americans across the country were still celebrating July 4th, Jaime Kosofsky and his staff woke the following day to learn that a fire had gutted Brady & Kosofsky’s main office in Matthews, N.C. Kosofsky, a partner with the law firm, said that within minutes of arriving on scene, the executive management

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What Is Multifactor Authentication?

An update to ALTA’s Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices that goes into effect in January requires the use of multifactor authentication (MFA) for all remotely hosted or remotely accessible systems storing, transmitting or transferring non-public personal information. Multifactor authentication is different than the traditional method of logging into an account with a username

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Get Your Free ALTA Registry Listing

  In 1878, New Haven, Conn., became home to what is considered the world’s first telephone directory, consisting of a single piece of cardboard that included listings for 50 individuals, businesses and other offices in the city of 150,000 people. While other businesses had used telephones before—even printing lists of subscribers—the New Haven version claim to primacy rests on the

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