Abstracting is the process of researching the title history of a specific piece of property then organizing and compiling all documents that affect title to that property. This condensed history is called an abstract or abstract of title and reflects rights such as surface interests, mortgage interests, leasehold interests, mineral rights, and easement rights.
Abstracting Products and Services
Complete "Base" Abstract
A base abstract contains every document affecting title from inception to present.
A gap check is performed to determine if any documents have been filed between the date of title work and the date of closing that could affect the transfer of the property.
A certified copy of a specific court case.
An abstract that contains only documents recorded from a specific date range. A supplemental can be prepared when here is prior work to commence from; a complete abstract, prior title insurance file or an examining attorney who has previously examined title and has a complete opinion.
An ownership report is a compilation of all property owners within 300 feet of a subject property. These are most commonly used for the purpose of rezoning.
Recertification is necessary when an original abstract does not include all the land associated with a transaction. It typically involves adding additional tracts of land to the existing abstract.
Final abstracting is an extension of an existing abstract. It is common for a final abstract to be produced in order to reflect that all recorded documents have met requirements set forth by an examining attorney.
An statement of fact used to confirm information regarding an individual, typically relating to a court case.
Special certificates contain information that may not be reflected in an abstract and can include UCC certificates, tax certificates, judgment and lien certificates, special assessments, and buyer’s name certificates.