Chapter 10: Title Records

Notice

*†† Actual

*†† Inquiry

*†† Constructive

Accessing Public Records

*†† Most records kept in Recorder of Deedsí office

*†† Grantor/grantee index

*†† Parcel index

*†† Plat map index

*†† Mortgagee/mortgagor index

*†† Lis Pendens--Liens Pending Index (judgment index)

Title Evidence

*†† Chain of Title

*†† Title search

*†† Opinion of title

*†† Abstract of title (abstract company)

*†† Abstract continuation

Title Insurance

*†† Types of policies

*†† Mortgagor's policy (owner's)

*†† Mortgagee's policy

*†† Hazards

*†† Flaws of record not disclosed

*†† Forgery

*†† Unsigned spouses' rights

*†† Exception's clause

*†† Mechanics Lien rider

Other Methods of Title Assurance

*†† Torrens Certificate

*†† Marketable Record Titles Act

*†† greater of 30 years or two transactions

*†† Not available in PA