DCLTA News

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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Industry News

#GoodDeeds: Indescribable Smiles

In 1992, Regina DiNapoli forged a friendship with an older gentleman who lived in the same condominium complex. The agency advisor for CATIC in Massachusetts, DiNapoli started cooking dinners for the now 88-year-old man because his severe back pain would make it hard to stand. She wanted to ensure he had access to nutritious meals.

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Operation Healthy Office: Strategy to Keep Staff, Customers Safe

As states continue to enter different phases of reopening, employers are confronted with a lack of uniformity and inconsistent guidance. The landscape can be confusing enough for an employer with a single location, but for those operating across states, or even across county lines, keeping track of what is required will be quite the endeavor.

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#GoodDeeds: Stocking the Shelves

Throughout the month of May, Missouri-based Security Title Insurance Agency hosted a Virtual Food Drive for the St. Louis Area Foodbank. Additionally, Security Title donated $5 from every transaction closed in May to the St. Louis Food Bank. Wendy Cromer, vice president of compliance, sales and marketing for Security Title Insurance Agency in Missouri, said

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#GoodDeeds: Food It Forward

Chicago-based Near North Title Group recently sponsored a “Food it Forward” initiative through its charitable foundation to infuse much needed revenue into local small business communities while honoring healthcare workers and first responders. The title company’s foundation, Near North Giving, contributed matches to gift cards purchased by employees and distributed them to healthcare workers on

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