Buyer and lender often require a title insurance commitment in connection with a real estate transaction. Many times, a buyer or lender will focus on the items listed on Schedule B-1 of the title insurance commitment, which lists the requirements that must be complied with prior to issuance of a title insurance policy.
However, Schedule B-2 of the commitment is often times glossed over or overlooked entirely. Schedule B-2 lists those items that will appear as exceptions to coverage on the title insurance policy. Many of the listed exceptions, e.g. easements and restrictive covenants, may have a significant impact on future use of the real estate.
These exceptions can only be effectively evaluated through a careful review of the documents themselves. Additionally, a review of the documents may reveal that certain items should be deleted from the commitment and policy.