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CE / CLE Credit


Course Length

1 Hour

Cemeteries, Ghosts & Zombies

A Survival Guide for Tricky Title Issues​​​

It’s a scary time to be a title agent. Some of the most complicated land title disputes and issues arise from the death of a property owner. What is a “stigmatized” property? Do you have a duty to disclose if a death occurred on a property? Cemeteries also present several hair-raising issues for title professionals. Did you know that while the dead cannot hold title to real estate, the right to inter a body in a legal parcel is perpetual? And no discussion of the deceased would be complete without a discussion about zombies – homes, that is – and how they can foil the foreclosure process. 

Join NATIC for this course and explore the dark side of handling real property transactions. Michael Holden, our vice president and strategic agency manager, will discuss some of the more mysterious aspects of title work and share some horror stories, while Sara Valenz, our vice president and Northeast regional underwriting counsel, will offer some underwriting guidelines to ensure your transactions are a treat, not a trick.

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